This month we put our Volunteer Spot Light on Leah Johnson. Beginning in 2002, Leah began the work to form an organization to augment the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in its efforts to help young victims of child maltreatment and their non-offending family members. She worked tirelessly with other members of Frederick Woman’s Civic Club and, in 2006, obtained the 501(c)3 status for Friends of the Child Advocacy Center. This designation was instrumental in allowing us to raise funds and manage contributions to support the work and the people associated with the CAC. She served two terms as president increasing the efforts to help CAC clients. As a past president, Leah continued to participate in fundraising efforts, helped establish The Healing Garden at Bonita Mass Park, wrote the poem, “An Ode to our Healing Garden,” which is posted in the garden at 7 W. 2nd Street, and began a mentoring program for children and parents.
Because of her past contributions and continued work to make Frederick a better place for children, we select Leah Johnson as our first Spot Light Volunteer. We applaud and thank Leah Johnson.