Submitted by the Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor.
APS-FH is pleased to announce Amara Johnsen as our Volunteer of the Month for September! Amara has been volunteering at the APS-FH Treasure Hounds store since March 2022. She works as a Retail Salesclerk for the store as well as being our resident jewelry expert.
We were introduced to Amara when, in 2021, she adopted Charlie Girl from the shelter; a long-time lobby cat with FIV – and gave her a wonderful, forever home.
For Treasure Hounds, Amara brings her knowledge and understanding about jewelry. She is a jewelry maker who sells her beautiful items at the local markets and fairs. Amara can repair jewelry and brings in her own tools and supplies to help renew items that have been donated to Treasure Hounds so they can be sold to raise funds for APS-FH. Treasure Hounds supports 25% of the organization’s operations.
Amara is able to recognize special properties in the donated jewelry pieces so they can be priced accordingly. She creates beautiful displays that show off the store’s jewelry. Customers delight in the merchandise, and the way it is displayed. All of these skills have helped massively increase jewelry sales at Treasure Hounds.
Amara is always there for anyone that needs her – she is a kind soul and a delight to be around. Although Amara is very busy with her jewelry making and running her business, she still makes time to volunteer at Treasure Hounds, because she cares about shelter animals. Just ask her cat Charlie Girl!