Classic Woman Awards 2009
descriptionIn Austin, Texas, Susan Cox, founder of For the Love of Christi, provides emotional and practical support to grieving people and families.
Carol Wells-Reed of Bonney Lake, Washington, through her organization Lions 4 Kids House, collects and distributes clothing to children living in poverty.And finally clients began. And our first guest with remember -- Sumner school district . And she mentioned to us that they needed school supplies and personal care items for children who were living in poverty and attending school district I think what is it that you really -- insists that what we really need. Is he clothing. -- immediately ring a bell with me it you know I can do that. Commissioner planes for kids is to provide children. With great Clinton's personal care items. Her parents school supplies and other resources. So they look just like all the other hand me aren't subject to -- it -- we want them
In Chicago, interior designer Susan Fredman founded Designs for Dignity, which collects recycled and donated items and uses them to redesign workspaces for nonprofit organizationsboard president have designs for dignity. Disaster -- was founded in the fundamental belief that people -- title. -- environments and heels and it's nurturing. What we do is we collect all of the things that cannot be sold from furniture manufacturers. And vendors. And we connect that Pratt act with an interior designer . And then interior designer works and I -- manned craft project. Shelters. Centers for sexual abuse. Big Brothers big sisters food pantries and our program is available to everyone. Thanks for getting me started because of a friend of mine who's a director. An
Peggy LaPorte of Federal Way, Washington, is the founder of FUSION, which provides transitional housing for homeless women and children.to -- years to get back on the receiving. The most essential key ingredient in this case management services and week based money. To contact and services through a professional service. These families who really really need their services -- create content here at the heat of the success and it's becoming statement should. The case managers meet with the families on a weekly basis and help them cycles and find the resources in the community to get back on feet. These aren't such. -- has been extremely successful with sixteen years that we've been working to -- -- And support services 93%. Of the -- sixers in the past three
In Huntsville, Alabama, Debra Jenkins opened the Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center, home of Dance Your Dreams, a program that supports artistic pursuits for children suffering from various disabilities.Huntsville Alabama and the founder and executive director of merry Max Hall performing arts center Merry Mac housing mission -- history that educational and performance opportunities to console is emerging and established performers. We present a full season music theater dance to our community and and we also handed -- number -- outreach programs include scholarships to our. Workshops and master classes tickets to underserved in our community who otherwise wouldn't be able to -- and performing arts activities. And -- cornerstone of our outreach program called -- your dreams and this is Indian education program for children's physical disabilities.
Bess Wilfong of St. Louis heads Angels’ Arms, whose mission is to provide homes where foster siblings can remain together.the coming care. We purchase homes and good communities. And in that school district and home ask him at least four bedrooms and two and a half Manson. And nice yard for the children playing in. And in those homes we have licensed. Very experienced Foster parents . Who live in the homes and making him the love and support these children need. And what we do is they put it down payment on the com and then we make monthly payments it's just like normal home mired us. What we've noticed is people want to contribute to these children's lives and whether it's