Meet Carolyn Doney!

Our Ms Doney!  We call her “mama” she calls us “love.”  And it’s with love that we write this and celebrate the incredible person she is by naming her a Sally Star!

Ms Carolyn Doney has been firmly planted within this great city, specifically the East Nashville community for over 30 years and it’s within this amazing span of time that she has chosen to give of herself on behalf of “Others!”

Carolyn Doney volunteered for over 15 years with Sam Levy Summer Lunch program, providing a hot meal but even more than that.  With her beautiful smile and spark for life she influenced every single person that came within view. From 1987-1994, Ms Doney worked with adults within the community teaching them to read.  In 1994, Ms Doney joined The Salvation Army and served as a home/school advocate which consisted of checking on absentees and maintaining a relationship between students, schools and their parents.  Then in 1996, she became the front desk receptionist and the feel of the community center was never the same.  Ms Doney knows everyone’s name and has been known to say “welcome home” to those who enter through our doors.  She keeps her eye on every child that comes through the program and in a loving manner lets ’em know if they aren’t following the rules!  Many of these kids are now grown adults  who will still come back to visit Ms Doney because with her, they felt love, with her they felt acceptance.

We are grateful for the service and heart of this wonderful person!  Ms Doney is a shining example to anyone who comes in contact with her for in her presence they feel her love for them, a true love that reaches far beyond the heavens!

About salarmynashville

The Salvation Army, a faith-based nonprofit serving Nashville since 1890, extends a resourceful hand of assistance to families in greatest need, so that they may lift themselves from crisis to stability and independence.

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