Habitat Cabarrus’ Dana Conner Richardson Memorial Scholarship was recently awarded to Nishara Boone. During high school, Nishara participated in JROTC for 4 years and tutored 5th grade students. Nishara is employed part-time at Chick-fil-a Concord Commons, whose owners John and Patrizia Charping are devoted Habitat supporters. Nishara and her mom Jackie are our 150th homeowners and their home was this year’s Collegiate Challenge build.
Sandy came to work for the Habitat Restore through a Senior Citizen’s program in 2007. She has been doing all different jobs, but most importantly running the silent auction. Her plans after retirement are as follows: to do arts and crafts in a booth she runs at the White Owl Antique & Designer mall.
If you’ve ever been to the Restore, you’ve probably seen this welcoming smile at the register. The woman behind the smile is Mary and she is one of our most loyal volunteers. Mary has been a volunteer at the Habitat Restore since it started back in 2004. She had just moved to Kannapolis as a travel nurse and knew nearly no one.
Shirley came to Habitat Cabarrus in 2007 with 29 years of experience as an educator with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. During her tenure, her role with CMS changed from the classroom to Family Advocate/Educator. Although she loved working with families, she had no way of following up with them after the school year ended. She wanted to make a lasting impact on families and to be able to see the success achieved through strategic partnerships. Her passion for education and the well-being of the entire family led her to Habitat.