To give you a little background on who I am is to just let you know I am an everyday person that has always carried big dreams for playing a role in helping others. That first dream began to evolve ten years ago when I took a risk in life to start a non-profit organization called Kate's Club. I had just turned 23, was broke, and knew little about starting an organization for kids grieving the loss of a parent. I did however carry a drive and a passion to help. A passion that was born out of the personal loss of my mother when I was 12 years old. Kate's Club today is a successful non-profit in Atlanta, Georgia that serves hundreds of kids who are grieving the death of a parent or a sibling.
On behalf of my work for Kate's Club, I have had a great opportunity to be the voice of grieving children locally and nationally.
I loved being on The View with Rosie:
Today, I serve as the Founder of Kate's Club and work as the Executive Director of the Arby's Foundation. At Arby's we are working to fight childhood hunger in America. Many people don't realize the crisis that our children are facing as 1 out of 5 kids in our nation struggle with getting enough to eat. Again, my role as a voice and an advocate for these kids empowers me every day to deliver the importance of Living by Giving.
All of this experience has taught me a wonderful lesson that I now want to share with you.
More than a lesson, it is a gift...and that gift is to experience how the opportunity to change someone else's life also very much changes your own. I want to share with you the healing and happiness everyone can experience when you take part in giving back.
Whether at home, at work, or amongst friends, I hope you will join me and do something to help others today! Be a part of something BIGGER than yourself. This site offers you plenty of stories and ideas to get started.