Team Kathy and Fiona
Not all superheroes wear tights, but sometimes, they do help make them! Kathy Bergren and Fiona McCormack brought their extensive textile and retail knowledge from Hanesbrands to bear in completely transforming The Children's Home's Clothing Center. When children arrive at the Home, they often have only the clothes on their backs, and being able to "shop" in a welcoming, inviting, and continually re-stocked closet makes all the difference in helping them feel safe and cared for. After putting in numerous hours together in refurbishing and redesigning the center, Kathy and Fiona continue to bring in a truckload of new clothing to restock the closet each Sunday, treating the closet as they would any other retail environment. The staff notes, "It is an awesome experience to open the Clothing Center's doors, to have kids' jaws drop at the splendor within!"
One of our 2012 Governor's Awards winners, the selection committee was so impressed with the impact of Kathy and Fiona that they nominated them for the Governor’s Medallion Award, and they won! The Medallion Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service is awarded to just 20 winners from across North Carolina, out of the 100 (one from each county) that are nominated each year.
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