Mary Kay urges businesses, individuals to ‘Adopt a Grandparent’

Jan. 20, 2013 @ 02:45 AM


In the Christmas spirit, Whitney DeCillis of Mary Kay Cosmetics recently organized an “Adopt a Grandparent” project. Together with fellow team members — Ivy Brickhouse, Ally Kinol, Shannon Satterwhite, Cassandra Champion, Brandi Champion and Kelly Wells — they urged local businesses and individuals to sponsor gift bags for residents at Universal Health Care and Coventry House Inn of Oxford. Through their efforts, enough bags — containing Mary Kay shower gel, a wash cloth, some sugar free chocolate and a holiday card on behalf of a particular sponsor — were collected to distribute to every resident of both facilities.

DeCillis became inspired to collect the gift bags following the admission of her 92-year-old grandmother to Universal Health Care back in August of this year.

The business and individuals who helped sponsor this effort were: SVR Construction (25 bags), Floyd Management and Realty Inc. (10 bags), Becky Currin (10 bags), Sara Coffey -Coffey Bail Bonds and Investigations LLC (6 bags), Ann Hancock Century 21 (5 bags), Marsha Perry (5 bags), Andrea Endrusick (5 bags), Rebecca Whirley (4 bags), Miss Ally Kinol & Mr. Salih Akyar (4 bags) Satterwhite Chiropractic and Staff(3 bags), Winston, Williams, Creech, Evans & Company LLP (2 bags), Peggy and Keith Jordan (2 bags), Rob Atkins-Farm Bureau Insurance of Granville County (2 bags), Elizabeth Land (2 bags), Dabney Drive Animal Hospital (2 bags), Henderson Wellness Center (2 bags), Oxford Ace Hardware (2 bags), George’s of Oxford (2 bags), George’s of Henderson (2 bags), Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Blackwell (2 bags), Mr. and Mrs. Vance Kinol (2 bags), The Island Cake Boutique, Tires Plus, the Scotland family, Cindy Dunn, Abraham Satterwhite, Samara Satterwhite, Mackenize Satterwhite, Rueben Satterwhite, Rebekah and Nathan Proctor, Gwen Harmon-Dickerson, Cassie Headen, Sam Morgan, Dot Oldham, Nell Yancey, Diane Woodward, Reyna Burson, Donna Lazarus, Ronnie and Alice Vaughan, Judi White, Betty Wiles, Marlene Jansen Sue Cates, Jennifer Rigsbee, Janae White, Joe Pulley, Carol Purnell, Celia Brinker, Deborah Gough, Ashley Jordan Flowers, Barbara Guthrie, Margaret Blanchard, Parkie Stewardson, Glenn Todd, Sue Todd, Mr. and Mrs. Tom DeCillis, Tara Roberson and Kim Yates.