Meet one of our amazing young volunteers Gabriella Gillen! We met a couple years ago when she was working on her Silver Award with the Girl Scouts, she made TLC Bedtime Bags for foster children for when they arrive at their new home that included new pajamas, book, toothbrush and a teddy bear. She currently volunteers in one of our classrooms every other Friday tutoring our young children. 16 year old Gabbie has been volunteering for the last 10 years with various non-profits working with children, delivering meals for the elderly, and feeding the homeless. Last year Gabbie was honored as a Lightning Community Hero of Tomorrow where she received a scholarship in the amount of $25,000 and designated $25,000 grant to A Kid’s Place! It has been wonderful working with her and she hasn’t slowed down, she is now creating a project that will help teenagers in foster care.
We recently sat down with Gabbie, read below to learn about her during our Take 5 Interview:)
Who Inspires You? Young women in the community that are doing great things, they show me that age doesn’t matter to still make an impact in our community.
What is something you learned last week? How to parallel park
What are you passionate about? Community service and helping those in need
What is your favorite movie? Shazam
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Super Women
What is a secret talent that no one knows? I can dance
If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Teal
If you could eat only one thing for a week what would it be? Chick Fil A
Who would you like to swap places for a day? Taylor Swift
What is your favorite family tradition? We watch a Christmas story every Christmas Eve
If you could meet anyone living or dead, who would you meet? I would like to meet the Jonas Brothers, if i had to pick one it would be Nick Jonas. I went to their first concert and have been a fan since I was six.
If you could be a superhero what would your name and power be? My name would be Watch Girl and I would have the power to control time.
What are you working on now? I’m in the early planning stages for a new project for foster children ages 12-18, called the Gold Award.