Maribella, Lake Cares & The 1st Three Ladies to Show Her Off!
There’s a new girl in town and she gets around. Eyes are rolling and tongues are wagging. Oh my....
Lake Cares Introduces Maribella - Necklace #2
To support our hunger-fighting mission and to help defray costs for our recently acquired 4,000...
Meet Janet the 12th and Final Woman to Wear Bella
The word commitment is something Janet Gamache has never taken lightly. From volunteering in her...
Dawn #11 in the Diamond Endowment
Dawn was part of the Mount Dora book club that brought the 2008 best-selling book “The Necklace”...
Diane Culpepper #10 : Met her Goal for Lake Cares
As the Executive Director at Lake Technical College, Diane Culpepper knows that setting goals is...
Lynne Winker #9: By the Numbers for Lake Cares
It’s all in the numbers for Lynne Winker. As the Vice President & Marketing Officer for United...
#8 Mel Rises to the Diamond Endowment Challenge
Melissa “Mel” DeMarco has built a multifaceted career founded on infrastructure. Her success in...
Karen and Bella Canvas the Community for Lake Cares
Karen is one of 12 women participating in the fundraiser that was inspired by the 2008...
Diane Has High Hopes for Lake Cares Diamond Endowment
Diane Grande’s experience with Lake Cares Food Pantry is hands-on as an advocate and contributor. “The food...
Donna & Bella Give New Meaning to Teamwork
Donna Brown has a passionate commitment to service, a keen artistic sensibility, and a clear...
Robin Makes an Impact for Lake Cares Wearing Bella
Everything award-winning Realtor Robin Skaggs does is focused through an optimistic lens. It’s...
Bunny Goes on the Trail with Bella Diamante!
Bunny Waddell is as energized as the proverbial pink creature who touts batteries in commercials....
Everything award-winning Realtor Robin Skaggs does is focused through an optimistic lens. It’s something she learned in her youth and has guided her to where she is today.
“From an early age as a Brownie and Girl Scout I always participated in volunteering projects, says Robin, one of 12 women participating in the Diamond Endowment project for Lake Cares Food Pantry. “Service is in my DNA.”
Living an impactful life is in lockstep with the mission of Lake Cares Food Pantry.
Bunny Waddell is as energized as the proverbial pink creature who touts batteries in commercials. She has just finished her month of wearing the “Bella Diamante” diamond necklace, a beautiful piece appraised at $21,500. Bunny is one of 12 women participating in the Diamond Endowment project, raising funds and awareness for Lake Cares Food Pantry.
At a gathering at O’Keefe’s restaurant in Tavares she is sharing her story with others in the group before passing the necklace forward to the next participant. “I didn’t anticipate the feelings I would have for the necklace,” says Bunny. “Giving it up is difficult but thinking about all the good it is doing makes it much easier.”
Mary Stanley is no stranger to the spotlight. From showcasing fashion to reflecting active lifestyles, she has been in front of the camera for four decades projecting images that inspired others.
But recently the Miami, Fla, native took on a unique campaign that didn’t involve the camera, the latest trends in fashion or a brand. In May, Stanley donned the “Bella Diamante” diamond necklace, a beautiful work of art appraised at $21,500. She is one of 12 women participating in the Diamond Endowment project for Lake Cares Food Pantry.
“It’s hard to put this experience into words,” says Stanley, who has called Mount Dora home for eight years. “As the second woman to wear the necklace that is raising awareness and funds for Lake Cares, there was a bit of social media buzz already in place.”
Service to others is a constant thread in Leslie Campione’s life. From a young age, she understood the need to lift others. As a young adult she pursued a law degree and as an attorney, she has helped countless clients navigate their way through problems and guide them to meaningful solutions. As a Lake County Commissioner, her lens widened to include a very diverse economic area.
“I can't remember a time when I didn't believe in the importance of service to others,” says Campione, one of 12 women participating in the Diamond Endowment project for Lake Cares Food Pantry. “But I don't think I'm very different from most people in our community.
Diamonds are Forever, but Diamonds are expensive!
That reality led 13 California women to go in together on a $37,000 necklace and take monthly turns possessing it. The 2008 bestseller, The Necklace: Thirteen Women and The Experiment That Transformed Their Lives, chronicles how their uber jewelry-sharing journey changed their lives.
Lake Cares Food Pantry hopes to change the lives of its ever-expanding roster of clients by borrowing a page from The Necklace with the raffle of a unique, custom necklace to raise money for expanding its cramped Mount Dora headquarters.