Monday, November 30, 2009

November Volunteer of the Month

Dear Blog Readers,

I apologize for the tardiness of our normal monthly segment of the Volunteer of the Month. We've had a VERY busy November! Our Volunteer of the Month, Jacquelyn Ghorayeb, was extremely busy this month with Heroes for Children, prepping for our Holiday Heroes program. Jacquelyn has been in charge of coordinating more than 100 volunteers in Dallas and Collin County of our HFC Friends Women's Auxiliary to shop, wrap, and prepare to donate gifts to the chosen Holiday Heroes families. She shopped for days at Walmart with teams of volunteers, and this weekend, Jacquelyn will be attending the holiday party in Dallas hosted by the Pi Phis of SMU to meet the families selected to participate in 2009.

We're so grateful to have a volunteer like Jacquelyn. She is so organized and handles multiple volunteers with such ease. She shares an enthusiasm and passion for Heroes for Children, especially our Holiday Heroes program. This is her second year to serve as the Holiday Heroes Chair, and we are so lucky to have her!! We know many families who will be grateful for the work Jacquelyn is doing too.

Name, Occupation: Jacquelyn Ghorayeb, sometime lawyer, always mother.

How did you get involved with HFC?
One afternoon, Christie Cahoon (HFC board member and last year's HFC Friends President) told me about HFC and the wonderful work it does. I immediately knew that it was an organization that I wanted to join. It has been an honor to be a part of HFC.

Do you have any kids and/or pets?
I have two little girls. Sydney is six years old and Laure is three.

From looking at you, no one would guess that…..
That I love the show So You Think You Can Dance.

Favorite place to eat:
A good diner, with a big breakfast.

What’s on your book shelf?
Right now, a lot of mysteries, but I also love books with great characters and relationships.

What’s in your iPod/CD changer?
I like musicians that write their own songs, usually Austin or Nashville artists.

Who’s your hero?
My mother. She has overcome so much in her life and constantly is giving of herself.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Thanks for all your hard work this month Jacquelyn!