Joann Manning has been giving herself to the Jacksonville community for more than 20 years. With the help of her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Joann has devoted her time into making a difference in the lives of children through Camp Sunshine – Jacksonville.
Since 2005, this initiative has provided children who are affected by HIV/AIDS a brief reprieve. The annual experience brings together 20 to 50 boys and girls between the ages of nine and 15, and helps them find a sense of normalcy. This opportunity is filled with activities, social events, talent shows, arts and crafts, and many other workshops.
Joann has dedicated her time to providing the community with more education and awareness about the HIV crisis occurring among Jacksonville’s youth.
She has also been actively involved with the American Cancer Society and served on the School Advisory Council for Spring Park Elementary and Paxon Middle Schools. Her volunteering has amounted to more than 2,000 hours throughout the years.
Joann is receiving the HandsOn Health Award at Celebrate!GOOD this Thursday.