This May, Cindy will celebrate her 9 year anniversary as Distribution Coordinator at Cribs for Kids. At a relatively early age, Cindy was fortunate enough to retire from a career with Verizon. She was looking for a part-time opportunity while caring for her aging parents and Cribs for Kids was lucky to have an existing relationship with her. In 2006, the organization experienced a crisis while moving into new offices. We were informed that our phone services would not be available for a period of 10 days. This was unacceptable because it would have meant that our grieving parents would have been without their lifeline. Cindy was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club with our founder Judy Bannon. Judy promptly called Cindy and 2 hours later, the phones were hooked up. Somehow Cindy manages to fit a full week’s worth of work into her 2 days a week with us. Her work ethic is beyond compare and we are lucky to have her. It is no wonder that her co-workers describe her as generous, kind, compassionate, helpful, caring, dedicated and patient.
What is the best thing about your job?
Flexibility. I enjoy performing a wide variety of tasks which keep my job interesting.
What are some small things that make your day better?
Hearing from a friend out of the blue, no traffic on way to and from work, a sunny day : )
What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
Spain, Italy, and France
Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
What’s something you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t gotten around to it yet?
What was the most memorable gift you’ve received?
A cedar chest made by my good friends’ husband
What was one of the most interesting concerts you’ve been to?
ZZ Top with Brooks & Dunn
What’s the most recent show you’ve binge-watched?
This is Us
What always cheers you up when you think about it?
Family, including my dogs Cody, Lexi and Sandy
What qualities do all your friends have in common?
Caring. Kind. Thoughtful. Loyal.
What elements of pop culture will be forever tied in your mind to your childhood?
The Beatles and penny candy
If you were hired to show tourists what life is really like in our city, what would you show them/have them do?
I would definitely tell them to go shopping in the Strip. They should also walk through the various neighborhoods; Bloomfield, Lawrenceville, Southside, etc. where there are great places to stop for lunch or dinner. I would make sure they went Downtown to see the Point and Market Square.