Kelly Lee of Wells Fargo Advisors in Gainesville has been recognized by Wells Fargo for her contributions to her local community by volunteering with Challenged Child and Friends.Along with receiving a volunteer service award from the bank, Lee also won $1,000 for the nonprofit, which serves special needs children through a full-inclusion pre-school program.
Lee has been volunteering with the organization for three years. She currently is on their board of advisors, has served as treasurer and helps with fundraisers.
Her two children attend the nonprofit’s pre-school program, which offers an integrated experience where children with a variety of developmental delays and disabilities learn and grow in a full inclusion program with children who have typical development.
"My children love spending time with the special needs children in their classrooms," said Lee. "It teaches them compassion and they learn how to play with children who are different from them. In turn, the special needs children learn from the other children in the program, which encourages their development."
"We appreciate all that Kelly contributes to our group," said David Ernest, executive director of Challenged Child and Friends. "We are very grateful for her support and for this grant from Wells Fargo."
In its 34th year, the Wells Fargo Volunteer Service Award program continues to recognize and reward team members’ volunteer efforts with contributions from Wells Fargo to the non-profit where they volunteer. This year, 235 team members in all were awarded a total of nearly $400,000 for their organizations.
David Zink , son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Zink of Suwanee, recently advanced to Eagle Scout. David’s Eagle Scout project was completed in April 2012.
David worked with Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation to build a pedestrian bridge at Alexander Park in Lawrenceville. He began his BSA journey in the first grade as a Tiger Cub in Pack 49 at Lakeview Academy in Gainesville.
The troop will hold a Court of Honor Ceremony to celebrate his achievement on Oct. 8, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch.