Paul Workun, second from right, foster grandparent volunteer, received the Volunteer Award for tutoring, mentoring and befriending children at Chegwin Elementary School in Fond du Lac. He received the award at the Advocap annual meeting. From left: Mike Bonertz, Advocap executive director; Bridget Bestor, Advocap volunteer development specialist; Workun; and Connie Anderson, Advocap board president.
A Fond du Lac organization and volunteer who exemplify the mission of Advocap to reduce poverty and increase self-sufficiency were honored at its 2013 Annual Meeting.
Receiving the Community Service Award was the Fond du Lac YMCA for its 11-year partnership with Advocap Head Start in providing childcare for low-income families.
Receiving the Volunteer Award was Paul Workun, Foster Grandparent volunteer, for tutoring, mentoring and befriending children at Chegwin Elementary School in Fond du Lac.
Honorees receive a framed print entitled "Journey to Self-Sufficiency" by Fond du Lac artist Marcella Paliekara. The picture shows two people moving from darkness into a place of light and hope, depicting Advocap's work of helping people break the cycle of poverty.