Posted on January 12, 2022 by jhcfadm

12 Days of Giving

During the 2022 holiday season the James H. Cole Legacy Foundation once again honored some of our community’s finest “Everyday Heroes” with our “12 Days Of Giving” initiative, which is a part of the Foundation’s “Love Thy Neighbor” program.

Twelve local heroes from educators to nurses were nominated by their fellow community members for their dedication to making a difference and going above and beyond to do so.

The Foundation partnered with local Beasley Media Group radio stations to put out a call for nominations and 12 “heroes” were selected to be awarded the honor and receive a $100 gift card as a thank you for their local efforts. During the 12 days prior to Christmas the honorees were also announced each day on the radio stations. Among the honorees were founders of organizations that assist underserved youth, educators that make extra efforts to care for their students and their families, and healthcare workers that care for others even as they battle their own health struggles.

These cherished community members truly embody the mission of the “Love Thy Neighbor” program, which strives to lend our neighbors in need of a helping hand.

2022 12 Days of Giving Honorees:

  • Orlando Bogins – Principal, Golightly Elementary/Middle School
  • Dolletta Cash – Engineer/Pershing High School Youth Support Leader
  • Shaketa Chapman – Registered Nurse, Henry Ford Health System
  • Michelle Davis – Dean of Students, Davis Aerospace High School
  • Layna Gardner-Lott – Workforce Development Professional/Chapter President, Twelve Days of Christmas, Inc.
  • Chetrice Gillon – CEO, Making It Happen Foundation
  • Kimberly Johnson – Founder, Developing K.I.D.S.
  • Ericka Page – Director of Youth Services, Detroit Employment Solutions/Detroit at Work
  • Rhonda Reynolds-Williams – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Pi Tau Omega Chapter Youth Committee Leader
  • Althea Norfolk – Registered Nurse, Sinai Grace Hospital
  • Mary Topp – Registered Nurse, University of Michigan Hospital
  • Shecara Vardiman – Founder and CEO, Esteem We, Inc./Detroit Possible, Inc.

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