Wilson brightens children's lives

Pictured, from left, are Cameron Ronayne, Community Mediation Upper Shore Executive Director Penni Walker Doyle, Nina Arnold and CeCe Wilson, the 2020 Women & Girls Fund Award recipient.

EASTON — When Carlene “CeCe” Wilson noticed that children in her Fairlee apartment complex in Kent County, located seven and a half miles from the nearest town, convenience store or food pantry, were not getting three meals a day, she took action.

At her own expense, she prepares breakfast, and sometimes lunch, for over 20 children each day, engages them in meal preparation (including clean up), and knows their likes, dislikes and food allergies.

To broaden her efforts to improve the children’s lives Wilson partnered with Community Mediation Upper Shore, Inc. to offer a summer arts and conflict management program. For her vision, generosity and compassion, the Women & Girls Fund selected CeCe as the 2020 Women & Girls Fund Award recipient and a “Boots on the Ground” local hero.

Contributions for Wilson’s efforts in her community may be made to Community Mediation of the Upper Shore, P.O. Box 692, Chestertown MD 21620, Attn: Penni Walker Doyle. For more information, visit www.cmusmediation.org.

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