This incredible team (and many more) make all of the magic happen!
Jen Sault: Founder and Chief Cheerleader
This plastic free pescatarian has her Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy and started working with charitable organisations in 2003. Jen is passionate about the environment as well as raising funds for children’s projects and is delighted to be the rallying force behind TFG.
Sarah Clements: Retail Manager
Sarah has been in Dubai since 2014, and has a background in environmental & community education. Since coming to Dubai, her career has focused on launching retail start-up’s and supporting operations. A challenged minimalist since joining TfG in October 2020! She very much enjoys working with the volunteer team and that work benefiting such a valuable cause.
Jade Povey: Community Engagement Manager
I am an outdoor enthusiast and animal lover, hence, taking care of and protecting the environment is very important to me. As the Community Engagement Manager at Thrift for Good, I am proud to be a part of a movement to educate and bring about sustainable changes in reducing, reusing and recycling textiles responsibly.
Aina Medina: Team Leader & Marketing Manager
Hi, My name is Aina. I worked as a TV Segment Producer and Writer. Since I was 12, I've been participating in charities because I love filling my heart with joy. I am also a choirmaster and a youth leader in the Philippines.
Sama Mahagamage: Team Leader
My name is Sama Mahagamage and I'm from Sri Lanka. I am passionate about my work. Because I love what I do, I have a steady source of motivation that drives me to do my best. In my last job, this passion led me to challenge myself daily and learn new skills that helped me to do better work I soon became the Team leader of Thrift for Good. I am an open-minded people person and I love to put people at ease in my presence. I love the concept of Thrift for Good and I am so pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of it!
Iyare Ugwagboe: Team Leader
Iyare is a BSc holder (bachelors in geology) and is very passionate about charity, volunteering and sustainable events. An advocate for environmental and product recycling, love healthy challenges, and outdoor activities, he is a natural sales man (which you will see when you visit our weekend markets!)
Arriving in the UAE in 2019, Iyare found out about Thrift for Good in 2021 by volunteering. He is passionate about helping TFG achieve our goals in any little way he can, saying "it's the best decision I made. It gives me genuine joy and happiness and I am very proud of the work that is being done. In order to make the world a better place we have to do our part
Sameera Magar: Team Leader
I am Sameera and I am a huge fashion lover! I have been in the UAE for 5 years now and have joined Thrift for Good in early 2022. I joined not just for my love for fashion, but also because of the beautiful cause. Working in this organization is not just working in a normal retail basis, but also actually helping kids around the world! Being sustainable, saving our Mother nature is just another reason that I love this organization. I am a person who loves challenges and is always seeking for something new. More about me: I am a fun loving person, with a passion for learning different languages. I am so happy to be in this beautiful organization!
Charles Gloria Treasure Funmi: Team Leader
My mother's example for helping others inspired me. I realized that even a small act of kindness can make a big difference in someone's life. This passion for helping others has stayed with me throughout my life, and it is one of the reasons why I joined Thrift for Good.
Every day, I get to help people find stylish and affordable clothing, and I know that I am also helping to make a difference in the lives of people in need. I am proud to be a part of the Thrift for Good team.
Maria Dela Cruz: Team Leader
Maria is often called by her friends as Imee. She is a trustworthy and passionate team leader. A Filipina who enjoys doing charity work in her spare time. She has an eye for bargain and is looking forward to helping her customers with an eye for style. Her quote to live by is "to appreciate little things and see goodness in every person"
Laura Orlando: Team Leader
Jennifer Tydings Washbrook: Team Leader
Jennifer was born and raised in a town nestled in the Rocky Mountains, known for its eco-friendly initiatives. From recycling programs to community gardens, this town instilled in her a deep appreciation for nature and the importance of preserving it for future generations.
After completing her education, Jennifer began her career in the non-profit and retail sectors. She worked for various retail organizations, advocating for sustainable solutions and raising awareness about pressing environmental issues.
Coming from an eclectic background of fashion and sustainable development, Jennifer is now thrilled to join Thrift For Good with the goal of raising funds for charitable causes while reducing the environmental impact of fashion.
Joshua Oriabhure Ojiezele: Market Coordinator and Tech for Good Manager
Joshua is an excellent youth leader and with this, manages our weekend markets. He is also leading our sister project, Tech for Good. Joshua started volunteering with Thrift for Good in December 2020 when he first came into the UAE and was moved by how beautiful the organization’s vision is. Seeing the beautiful smiles on the faces of these kids really encouraged him to keep working with the amazing team of TFG. Joshua likes traveling, hiking, playing basketball and also most importantly, giving a listening ear to those who needs someone to talk to and confide in. My watch word is: In a world where you can be anything; Be Kind.
Lena Barwick: Numbers Ninja
Lena is an ACCA qualified accountant with more than 10 years of experience in Finance and Financial Audit. She worked for companies in Russia, UK and UAE. Lena
is a mum to 3 beautiful boys. In her free time she specialises in baking and making paper guns. Lena
is a great advocate of sustainability and her daily motto is “use less and re-use”! She is very excited to join the TFG team and help other people.