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Quarmyne, Shirley

Shirley Quarmyne of West Hollywood CA abandoned her successful career and took to the streets for seven months to better understand the plight of the homeless. With her new-found knowledge Quarmyne started "Queue-Up," a transitional housing agency that has successfully placed hundreds of people in permanent, affordable housing.

  • community development
  • poverty
Giraffe work location(s): North America, US, California
Home when commended: North America, US, California
Home now: North America, US, California
Gender: F (female)
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Quathamer, Donna

While Campus Minister at Illinois’s Lewis University, Donna Quathamer conducted outreach to towns in Mexico and was struck by the need for day-care facilities. She secured donations, moved to San Miguel de Allende, and renovated an old restaurant to serve as such a facility. Quathamer founded “Casa de Los Angeles,” which continues to provide services to scores of children while their mothers go to work. 

  • community development
Giraffe work location(s): Central America, Mexico
Home when commended: Central America, Mexico
Home now: Central America, Mexico
Gender: F (female)
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Quillen, Hotense

Hotense Quillen of Middlesboro KY and her neighbor Larry Wilson faced down years of verbal and physical threats to clean up a creek that had been killed by a tannery and a sewage plant. Thanks to their courage and persistance, the creek revived to support healthy fish and all the farm animals who drank from it.

  • environment
  • health/public health/disabilities
Giraffe work location(s): North America, US, Kentucky
Home when commended: North America, US, Kentucky
Home now: North America, US, Kentucky
Gender: F (female)
For more information, click on the Giraffe's name.
 
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