My name is Alanna Klassen. I am honoured to be a volunteer at the Chilliwack Hospice Society in the Thrifty Boutique. I have been volunteering there since October of 2022. I am always so thrilled to work my shifts where I have the privilege of working with some really great people for which I now call friends! My shift is working at cash and other duties as required. I especially enjoy working with displays and keeping our mannequins clothed and looking fine! I have always participated in some form of volunteer work but what really spoke to me about the Boutique is just how beautifully put together it is. There are so many treasures to be found. I love working in retail and especially enjoy meeting and greeting all who walk through the doors. What is super exciting is that I get to be a part of the really great finds that people purchase! It is very satisfying both for them and for me! The hospice society is also very dear to my heart as my precious brother spent his last months at hospice. What a profound place!

In my business life, I am in a partnership with my husband and son as real estate agents. We recently opened our own satellite Re/Max office in Yarrow. It’s kind of a boutique too! Our only child is married with a beautiful wife and two gorgeous daughters who call me Nani! They are my pride and joy!

While not working, I enjoy walking with friends, working out at the gym and spending much time with my family! I feel blessed to have met such incredible people from my life journey so far and look forward to many more years of volunteering at the best little store around.