We are excited to announce the Inaugural ALPHA House Awards Breakfast coming up on June 8, 2017. It will be held from 7:30-9am at The Club at Treasure Island. This event is an opportunity to introduce our mission to new and existing friends in the community, along with honoring outstanding individuals that will be receiving awards for their community service, dedication to family, or transformation & achievement. Ticket Cost: $15.00
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At this breakfast we are presenting; Roy Deeb Service Award, Butterfly Award and Marvelous Mom(s) Award.
We are pleased to announce our 2017 winners!
Butterfly Award: Toni Sexton
Toni’s story should inspire all women ALPHA works to serve. As an unwed, pregnant teenager, Toni was forced to drop out of school and leave home in order to support herself. After giving birth, Toni took care of her baby, worked, and put herself through school. After years of supporting her child while completing her education, Toni became an occupational therapist. She has since gone from being an employee, to starting her own healthcare company that now has over 100 employees and serves patients in 16 counties. This, ladies and gentleman, is the definition of transformation. It takes a special kind of courage and determination to accomplish what Toni has. She truly is an inspiration to us at ALPHA House the women we serve.
Marvelous Mom Award: Rebecca Armacost
Rebecca is a leader in our community and an inspiration to all mothers. Rebecca chose to become a mother in 2013, adopting her son Jackson locally, who had been born with health challenges. Rebecca, a single mom, was committed to giving her son every advantage in life. And in an effort to strengthen their bond, underwent an extensive process to be able to personally breastfeed him. Now, Jackson is a thriving healthy toddler all due to the constant love and support he receives from Rebecca. Rebecca chose to maintain a relationship with Jackson’s biological siblings and even has joint birthday parties with the adoptive parents of his siblings so that he is able to maintain as many family ties as possible. Rebecca works full time at Eckerd College, serves on the planning committee for Leadership St. Pete and is the president of the board of the YWCA. So in addition to providing undying love, openness and dedication to Jackson, she still finds time to serve our community. Rebecca is a true inspiration to us all!
Roy Deeb Service Award: Kimberly Lopez
Every Wednesday, from 7:00am to 3:00pm, you can find Kim at Pinellas Hope. She is sorting, organizing and bringing her own personal treasures to those who truly have nothing. She is adamant about helping restore dignity to our community members who have fallen onto bad times and works tirelessly to assist them in once again becoming productive citizens. Kim is a recently retired Pinellas County Schools Teacher of the Year. Kim continues to work with children in the area, tutoring them and consulting with their teachers for progress reports to ensure student success. Her willingness to go the extra mile as a child advocate is admirable and rare. For Kim, faith is first and foremost. She and her family are strong practicing Catholics. As a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, she serves as a Eucharistic minister and actively participates in so many of the church’s project. Kim truly exemplifies the values and principles of ALPHA’s founder, Roy Deeb.
We are now seeking nominations for next year!
Please click on the link below for the nomination form for each award. Email them back to firstname.lastname@example.org