Tracey Saab (left), Founder/Director of Community Warriors, at the drop-off location of Operation Bundle Up.
Tracey Saab is one of those people you never forget. Her enthusiasm for life and for giving back is contagious. One of the most effervescent people I know, Tracey and I met in October at the Get In Touch Foundation’s Pretty In Pink Brunch. Within minutes, we were diving in “the deep end” - talking about what gives our lives meaning - our kids and our passion for making a difference. For me, that meant Wouldn’t It B Nice?; for Tracey, it’s Community Warriors, the grassroots organization she founded in 2007.
Inspired by the birth of their daughter, Ava Grace, Tracey and her husband, Fred, collected $5,000 in books, toys, and gift cards which they donated to Pediatric Specialty Care Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. Today, Tracey leads a small army of Community Warriors who - as Tracey puts it - “stop at nothing to lend a hand to ALL people who are struggling with something in their lives, whether it’s illness, disease, natural disaster, or economic conditions.” When we met at the GIT brunch, she told me about Operation Bundle-Up, a program that provides warm clothing to families in need. Before dessert was served, we were making plans for WIBN to donate dozens of T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, fleece scarves and headbands to help bundle-up families in need.
Inspiring is one word to describe Tracey. Influential is another. In fact, she was recently named as one of Lehigh Valley, PA’s Women of Influence, for her community service work.
“Community Warriors and WIBN make one great team! Kindness, Positivity, and Generosity are the common threads at the very core of our missions! WE will B Friends Forever!” ~ Tracey Saab
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