Hickory mom named "Most Inspirational" by Boys & Girls Club | News
HICKORY, NC (WBTV)- Wake up early. Make sure the kids are prepared and on time for school. Get dinner ready, help with homework, spend quality time with the kids before bedtime, and try to find a few minutes for herself.
Being a great mom is a non-stop effort, often with few accolades. But that's about to change for Hickory resident Lorrie Wolfe, who's proven to not only be a great mom, but an exceptional one.
For her efforts, Wolfe has been named by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Kimberly-Clark Corporation the 2012 Most Inspirational Mom.
The search, which highlights everyday moms doing extraordinary things, sought finalists and named Ms. Wolfe their winner based on her contributions to their children, families and communities.
Wolfe is a single mother of three, including one child with Asperger's syndrome. She recently celebrated her sixth anniversary as a domestic violence survivor. Her children have watched the family go from a life of domestic violence with no money, no car and no job to a safe and happy life with a home, car and food in the refrigerator.
Wolfe has encouraged her kids to think big and work hard in pursuit of their dreams. Wolfe now works with at-risk youth and she collects clothes, school supplies, researching part-time jobs for teens and soliciting donations from businesses. Wolfe has now been named Most Inspirational Mom.
The Most Inspirational Mom search is part of BGCA's Family PLUS (Parents, Leading, Uniting, Serving) initiative, which is a family strengthening program derived from BGCA's long-standing partnership with Kimberly-Clark.
Family PLUS encourages Boys & Girls Clubs around the country to integrate family strengthening activities into their programming, in addition to hosting Family Nights to help teach parents a number of skills to strengthen their own families. Currently some 2,000 Boys & Girls Clubs around the country are implementing Family PLUS into their programming.
Lucille O'Neal, mother of four children including legendary basketball player Shaquille O'Neal, is the ambassador of the Family PLUS program and launched the Most Inspirational Mom search in November 2011.
"I came up through the Boys & Girls Club and so did my children, so I have a strong connection to Family PLUS and the Most Inspirational Mom search.
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