Tanya immigrated from the Ukraine in 1996 to Vancouver’s West End. She began volunteering at Gordon Neighbourhood House to learn more about Canadian life. Gordon Neighbourhood House has learned so much more from Tanya. Through hard work and a strong sense of responsibility, she took an “occasional clothing sale in the lobby” and turned it into the Attic Thrift store, a neighbourhood hub where everyone is welcome. It’s a wildly successful enterprise thanks to Tanya and a valuable source of funding for the organizations’ programs. We thank Tanya for her outstanding community contribution.