Staff Spotlight – Denise Puskaric

Staff Spotlight – Denise Puskaric

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Denise began her journey with Cribs for Kids in 2014 helping with efforts in the warehouse and organizing special projects. When she is not filling orders and scheduling trucks to deliver our Cribettes and Safe Sleep Survival Kits, Denise absolutely excels at organizing our pool of Valued Volunteers. Thanks to Denise, hundreds of volunteers come through our warehouse each year to help us reach our shipping goals. Her biggest claim to fame in the volunteer game to date was her coordination of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law volunteer project. We were amazed to see the entire first-year class show up by the busload to spend the day assembling Safe Sleep Survival Kits. Being that we were just moving into our new building, they also wasted no time helping us with cleaning, painting, changing light bulbs, whatever needed to be done. Denise’s co-workers describe her as hardworking, focused and valuable. Denise is also recognized as being very sincere with an infectious laugh and smiling eyes. Denise is incredibly mission oriented and we are grateful that she brings her positive attitude and wide array of talents to our team every day!

 

Valued Volunteers from Pitt

 

What is the best thing about your job?

First and foremost…knowing that it is all for the babies.  I enjoy the multitasking and the blending of several processes, and I love our team. There is no best thing, I LOVE this job!

 

What are some small things that make your day better?

When my coworkers ask me for assistance, compliments, encouragement, hearing laughter throughout the day 

 

What’s the best single day on the calendar?

Winter Solstice- daylight gets longer every day!

 

Denise with son-in-law Josh, daughter-in-law Michelle, son Domenic, daughter Amy, grandson Luke, granddaughter Grace and daughter Maya.

 

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?

California

 

Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?

My cruise around the Florida Keys, Belize, and Mayan Temples

 

What was the most memorable gift you’ve received?

My children and grandkids

 

Denise with daughter Amy and granddaughter Grace

 

How do you relax after a hard day at work?

Blast the tunes and sing!

 

What are three interesting facts about you?

I dislike answering questions about myself, I like squeezing stress balls, I like to feel the warm sun and soft breeze.

 

If you could have an all-expenses paid trip to see any famous world monument, which monument would you choose?

The Great Wall of China

 

What’s your “Back in my day, we…”?

We had to be back in the house when the street lights came on.

 

Denise with Kyle Crane at the Annual Cribs for Kids Conference

 

What qualities do all your friends have in common?

We all love to laugh!

 

What would you name your boat if you had one?

Stress Relief

 

What are some of your personal “rules” that you never break?

There is a place for everything and everything has a place. Pray daily. Always keep secrets.

 

What brand are you most loyal to?

Cribs for Kids!

 

Denise with her daughter Maya