12-year-old volunteer raises thousands for charity and wins local award.
Greensboro, N.C. -- Sydney White is a typical 12-year-old girl. She dreams of being an actress or model when she grows up and enjoys competing with her clogging team. But this resident of Julian, NC is anything but typical.
Sydney is the recipient of the 2013 Kimberly S. Roberts Servant's Heart Spirit Award. This award was created by Crumley Roberts to recognize and support positive impacts in our community and is based on the characteristics of service to others.
Sydney was nominated by her aunt, Brandy McArver who serves as the Intake Supervisor at Crumley Roberts, and was selected to recognize her ongoing fundraising efforts for Victory Junction, a camp for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses located in Randleman.
In honor of Sydney's work, Crumley Roberts made a $5,000 donation to Victory Junction.
Since 2008, Sydney has raised more than $30,000 for Victory Junction. After her grandfather died, the family asked for donations to Victory Junction in lieu of flowers which piqued her curiosity about the camp. For her birthday that year, Sydney asked for cash instead of gifts so that she could give it to Victory Junction. Her passion for supporting the camp has only grown from there and she has organized countless fundraising events including softball and golf tournaments, bake sales, special parties and a walk-a-thon at her school.