Cary Magazine Movers & Shakers: Christina Kodesh

Position: Chapter coordinator for Loved Twice Raleigh-Durham, one of the most successful chapters of the national nonprofit which supplies newborns with re-used clothing for the first year of life; organizer of clothing drives and sorting events; developer of seasonal sorting system

Favorite accomplishment: “I am most proud of turning an idea I read about in a magazine into a reality here in North Carolina. Since my first collection of clothing in 2011, I have donated 455 boxes, more than 5,000 pounds of clothing, to local mothers and babies in need. At times it has been overwhelming, but I always keep in mind my purpose, of helping others.”

Motivation: “My children motivate me every day. I want them to grow up realizing that little actions can make large differences.”  

Biggest challenge: “Finding a source of funding to expand and create volunteer opportunities. I’d like to move the charity from my home to a space where I could have a drop-off location and times for volunteers to help sort and pack. I’m looking into all options.”

Guiding philosophy: “To never take anything for granted. Life can change in a heartbeat, so enjoy every minute and make the best of every opportunity.”

Fun fact: “The hardest question for me to answer is, ‘Where are you from?’ I have lived in three countries, six states, and 13 different cities. They are all a part of me!”

Advice: “Work isn’t always about making a living. Sometimes it’s about changing a life.”
 


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