On December 6, 2022, Christine Dowdell, Christa Smith and Tina Lewis received gifts from the Veterans of Foreign Wars – Post 9010 of Clemmons, NC. Kathy Autry was the coordinator and provided oversight to ensure that all gifts were given as promised. More than 50 gifts were donated this year. The VFW Auxiliaries and Bingo Players were generous, purchasing all items from the wish list and more. We have one special mention: Robinetta Blackwell who also gave to support the clients from the VFW list.
The Wish Lists for the remaining clients were featured on the virtual platform SignUpGenius.
The donors that participated using SignUpGenius were Forsyth County Employees, their families, churches, and civic organizations in which county employees are affiliated with.
Donations included a laptop, large televisions, electronics, educational items, shoes, winter clothing, household items (blankets, comforters, linens, kitchen items, etc.), toiletries, gift cards, snacks, and more.
Due to the overwhelming responses from our DSS Staff, FC Employees, the VFW Post 9010, 111 clients had a wonderful holiday season. The entire Adult Services Division would like to express heartfelt thanks to all that participated. THANKS A MILLION!!!
Thank you to all of our donors: Florence Adams, Marissa Adams, Linda Alexander, Daphne Avery, Lamira Bell, Missy Bell, Crystie Blue, Justice Blue, Yolanda Bolden, April Bowman, Ava Bray, Shiatina Brown, Kathryn Bullock, Amanada Burdge, Denise Campbell, CBIA Group,Karen Charles-Miller, Katrina Clark-Gwyn, Cleveland Avenue Dental, Jason Clodfelter, Gina Clodfelter, April Coleman, Teresa Collins, Amy Comparato, Julie Crouse, Victorya Darling, Shannon Davis, Matthew Day, Arlenny De Jesus, Adela Dimov, Encore Line Dance Team, Stephanie Fowler, Rickita Foster, Betty Frericks, Lori Fulp, Hattie Fulton, Laurie Garrison, Lorrie Godley Christie, Andrea Gottfried, Harold and Jackie Gray, Lois Gray, Jamita Griffin, Amy Hardin, Roberta Hawthorne, Kathy Helpler, Melinda Hull, Jessica Hunter, Jonetta Jackson Taylor, Amber Johnson, Erin Jones, Sandra Jones, Casie Lambert, Louise Lash, Laverne Smoot Ministries, Jennifer Leak, Jeremiah Lewis, Mary Lewis, Stephnanie Lynch, Natasha Martin, Melanie McCoy, John McGrath, Judy Nelson, Mary Newbury, Madison Oberst. Teresa Otero-Pagan, Kevin Peddycord, Micki Pope, Denise Price, Shanda Ragland, Karen Ramirez, Lynn Reid, Rocio Revelo, Christin Roberson, Christin Burris Roberson, Christin Ulta District 2513, Riley Roberson, Shontell Robinson, Leslie Rose, Maranda Sales, Valerie Shores, Chakeemia Shoulars, Christa Smith, Torie Smith, Valerie Stewart, Jalissa Truesdale, LaSonya Tuttle, Portia Walker, Chevella Williams, Sherese Wynn and Donna Ziglar.
In addition to the donors, it took a myriad of staff to accomplish this and they are: Sobeida Adolphus, Melody Archie, Sallie Bailey, Robinetta Blackwell, Lydia Boyd, Patricia Buie, Charlaja Brown, Wanda Burney, Curtis Cheeks, Jr., Doug Crim, Tabatha Croom, Christine Dowdell, DSS Security, Donna Duckett, Latasha Esparza, Porshe Evans, Debra Foster-Toure, Jared Gasaway, Grecia Gaura, Laquana Glenn, Rick Hall, Deborah Hodge, Kiwanis Inzar, Trina Johnson, Hank Kennedy, Kenya Leach, Reginald Leak, Tina Lewis, Todd Luck, Nikkie Lynch, Jenee Mock, Judy Nelson, Hope Payne, Christa Smith, Kathy Spencer, Terrae Stafford, Gayle Swain, Trezzure Vaugh, Alison Westbrook, Angela White, Elizabeth “Hope” Wilkes and Nicole Young
To see photos of the giving, click here.