Volunteer Spotlight

Diana Sandler

Diana Sandler offers a friendly smile and conversation to anyone who visits the Homeless Coalition’s administration offices.  She says volunteering at the Homeless Coalition is her way of providing hope to those who are experiencing homelessness.  Homelessness is something the 63 year old has experienced firsthand.


When Diana’s husband passed away in 1998, her resulting depression and anxiety caused her to lose her job.  She suffered a stroke and had to be hospitalized.  The combination of events left Diana homeless. She moved into a shelter in Broward County.

After two years, with the support of friends and family, Diana was able to leave the shelter.  She got help to apply for disability and now has her own apartment in Boca Raton.  Diana says she was lucky to be given a second chance and believes others who are experiencing homelessness simply need an opportunity.

Diana says all her experiences have made her stronger. She wants others to know there is hope, regardless of what challenges you face.  

Keith Woodfin

Whatever we need at the Homeless Coalition, Keith Woodfin is ready to help!  Keith started volunteering at our donation center a year and a half ago. Now, not only does Keith help us sort the incoming donations, he is also one of the people we know we can rely on to pick up donations coming in from around the county. 

Keith jumps in to help wherever he’s needed; just recently, he cleaned up the brick pathway and Serenity Garden for an outdoor event.

Keith works as a teacher at Marsh Pointe Elementary School in Palm Beach Gardens. He says in his life, all of his needs and many of his wants are met, so he wants to help those who are not as lucky.  He enjoys being involved in his community and says it feels better to give than to receive.

Thank you Keith for your commitment to helping the homeless in our community!



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