Moments: Center of Hope

Sharon Meigh-Chang

Director   

Volunteer since 1986

“The best part of volunteering at the PTA (Parent Teacher Association) Clothing Center is that you are making a real and tangible difference in a child’s life every day, and giving back to our community. Having a kid say, ‘This is the first time with Nike shoes. I am going to fit in like everybody else,’ That is what brings you back. That is what keeps you wanting to help out at the Clothing Center because you know you are making a difference in kids’ lives. It is a sense of pride of what we do … especially kids, helping them feel good about themselves at school. It is a sense of giving back to community, it is a sense of helping other people so they can feel good about themselves.”

Gigi Lambert   

Volunteer since 1995

“You look good, you feel good, you do good work at school. They kind of are all intertwined. It’s different if you’re a well-off kid who chooses to dress that way — chooses to buy used, ripped up stuff. That’s different. You still feel good about yourself because you have all these other things. Kids who all they’ve got is how they look at school — it really makes a difference.”

Nisha Supahan  

Volunteer since 2011

“I hope that parents and kids can feel welcome to get essential clothes they need and also encouraged to help the Center by donating back and volunteering time. I appreciate the resource so much for my own family that I want to do what I can, even if it’s a very small part, to help it continue. I hope that parents and kids can feel welcome to get essential clothes they need and also encouraged to help the Center by donating back and volunteering time.”

Georgia Greenblum
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Magazine is a big part in Georgia’s life. Writing was first used for personal reflection and growth, now it has given the opportunity for Georgia to share important topics and issues. “I realized that there was more that I could be doing with my writing instead of just helping myself,” Greenblum says. “I know there are others experiencing similar things and I want to write about what is important for the community.”

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