At 91 Years Young, John Sornberger Volunteers More Than 40 Hours a Week

John SornbergerJohn Sornberger has been a dedicated volunteer at Teacher Supply Depot since July 1996 where he coordinates all incoming donations. Teacher Supply Depot averages 20+ pallets of donations every week. Each year, John sorts and boxes approximately 100,000 binders and 12 pallets of hanging file folders. Over the years, John has boxed and distributed 1.2 million binders. In his spare time, John builds display areas, fixes items in need of repair and provides an endless supply of his personal tools to get the job done.

DSCN3314Through John’s efforts, thousands of students have received organizational supplies their families just cannot afford. These basic supplies allow students to be more successful. Last year, there were over 4,354 teacher visits putting over $4 million worth of supplies and books into classrooms. Without John’s commitment, many of these supplies would have been thrown in the landfill.

John volunteers at least 45 hours a week and regularly opens and closes the Depot, allowing volunteers and donors to come at any time. In the 2011-2012 school year, this allowed the Depot to reach over 23,000 volunteer hours.

For his relentless dedication to serving our community, John Sornberger will be receiving the HandsOn Young at Heart Award at Celebrate!GOOD on April 18, 2013.

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3 Responses to At 91 Years Young, John Sornberger Volunteers More Than 40 Hours a Week

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  2. Darryl Whiting says:

    I met John Sornberger yesterday and he is an awesome young man (93). I am a Life and Safety Rep. for ADT Security Service and we have opportunities to serve in the community. I volunteered at Teacher Supply Depot and had the honor of listening to John share a few stories about, The Great Depression, The Pony Express and how he learned how to fly planes in The Army Air Corp (U. S. Air Force). John is very detailed oriented and dedicated. I was able to snap a few pictures with John and I’m very proud to meet such an awesome fellow.

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