More Extraordinary Things!

Posted: January 7, 2010 in Community Outreach
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In January 2009, Favorite Things for a CAUSE began celebrating and paying homage to many unsung heroes, doing some extraordinary things in our communities. We are discovering a number of ordinary people, doing some amazing things to help those in need, by lending a helping hand and extending the gift of hope. Many everyday people possess a willingness and commitment to serve their communities through unselfish acts of service, when they may not be financially wealthy or hold a celebrity status. Among those extraordinary individuals we featured in 2009 were:

  • Rev. Lee C. Bines, Pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church, for his prison ministry in Ridgeville, South Carolina
  • Nettie Reeves, Owner of N’ Shape with ‘N located in Charlotte, North Carolina, for educating and motivating people to be more health conscious
  • Mark Allison, Charlotte Campus Dean of Culinary Education for the renowned Culinary Arts College at Johnson & Wales University, for his work with juvenile diabetes
  • Kelly Hutchinson, Founder of R.E.F.O.R.M., a program geared toward men, ages 10-30, who have had problems with criminal activity and drug use or, are at risk of these behaviors, located in Rockingham, North Carolina
  • Valarie R. Brooks, Real Estate professional, is a mentor for the Girl Talk Foundation in Charlotte, North Carolina, and empowers youth to be leaders of tomorrow
  • Deb Stewart, a Real Estate professional, supports a local Christian ministry called Blessings in the Storm in Charlotte, North Carolina, through monthly visits with gifts and prayers

As we enter our third year of Favorite Things for a CAUSE, we are completing plans for upcoming mentoring projects designed for high school students by utilizing and incorporating some of our individual favorite things.  We are so excited about the unlimited possibilities this new initiative will present and will keep you posted. We are looking forward to featuring more unsung heroes, who are making viable contributions to their communities. We encourage you to be inspired, get involved and then be an inspiration!

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