Daniel and Katy Womack’s journey with Children’s Home Society began when they adopted their three children in 2019. But the journey didn’t end there. The passion they have to promote the right of every child to a safe and loving home has trickled down to every member of their family.
Shortly after the adoption of his three children was finalized, Daniel joined Children’s Home Society’s Community Leadership Council (CLC) for the Triangle. “You gave us family and we want to do whatever we can to pay that gift forward,” said Daniel. In this role, he builds awareness and support for CHS in the community by being an ambassador and engaging businesses and community members.
One of his favorite campaigns is Hope for the Holidays. As manager of Triangle Town Center’s Reeds Jewelers, Daniel and his associates use their platform to engage customers during one of the busiest times of year—the holidays! They set up a Christmas tree, hang ornaments that display children’s wish lists, and decorate with presents under the tree. Customers and employees select wishes off the tree and return the presents to the store. At the conclusion of the campaign Daniel’s car transforms into Santa’s sleigh, packed with toys ready to be delivered to children in time for the holidays.
This year, the family tradition of giving back to CHS expanded even further. Daniel’s sister, Lauren Miller, receives eight hours of paid time off through her company to volunteer at a non-profit of her choice. To honor her nieces and nephew, Lauren chooses CHS. Lauren shared with a CHS staff member that “organizing and physical labors of love are my forte.” That was a perfect match because our CHS space was in need of organization!
When Lauren and Daniel’s mother heard what she was doing she wanted to join, too. Over the course of two days, these women unloaded boxes, put together shelving, organized items by category, and much more. Not only did they do a great job organizing our things, but they even donated shelving that now brings function to the space. Now our staff can easily access the items and see when we are getting low in supplies.
Volunteers are critical to carrying out the mission of Children’s Home Society. The Womack and Miller families are the epitome of engaging your network. On behalf of the children and families we serve, we thank them for their continued commitment to building strong families.