REM Award Honorees (2012) — Amelia Remillard (Hardy Girls Healthy Women)

Hardy Girls Healthy Women honors Amelia Remillard for her dedication to serving girls. Amelia is an amazing role model to others in the Waterville area. Amelia has been a member of the Girls Advisory Board (GAB) for the last five years, first as a member for three years, then as vice president for two. Amelia is a genuine ally to all of the girls in the group and an extraordinary leader in conversations, activities, and social action projects. Amelia’s commitment to social justice, standing up for others, and to creating a better world for girls and women makes her an exemplary volunteer.

Amelia is one of the most dedicated volunteers at Hardy Girls Healthy Women. From coordinating activities for GAB to teach about nutrition to children at the library to personally volunteering at weekend events mentoring younger girls in the Adventure Girls program, Amelia’s always there ready to step up and help out. Amelia cares deeply about her community and in 2010 Amelia was interviewed by WABI Channel 5 and the Morning Sentinel about her quest, in collaboration with the Maine Women’s Lobby, to raise awareness about the toxic chemicals that are in everyday health care products and the adverse health effects they cause.

Community service projects that Amelia has co-led GAB through include but are not limited to serving over 100 men, women, and children at the local soup kitchen; making Valentines for 125 shut-in elderly residents; and packaging holiday gifts for over a dozen families through the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers. Her community service projects not only benefit those immediate families, but work to raise awareness within the group of girls on the board the importance of continuing their own philanthropic practices. This quality is something that Amelia will take with her to the University of Maine Farmington where we know she will continue to shine as a leader, engaging her peers in other philanthropic endeavors. We can’t thank her enough!

For more information about Hardy Girls Healthy Women, please visit its website.

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