Seattle’s Child is proud to partner with the state Department of Children, Youth and Families Strengthening Families Washington to honor outstanding caregivers doing important work on behalf of children.
All month long, we’ll introduce you to Unsung Heroes from around the state: biological parents, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents. Some volunteer at local schools; some have started nonprofits; some mentor others in their communities. Enjoy their stories.
Samantha Davis, Centralia
Sam serves. That is the best description of her.
She is a single parent of six as well as a kinship caregiver to another, who she took in without hesitation. She has not had it easy, but she perseveres with a smile on her face. In fact, Sam has been through it all and come out the other side stronger and more determined.
As if being a parent and caregiver to so many was not enough, she spends her days working for a local nonprofit as an advocate for other parents facing adversity. She strives to serve others and to ensure they have the support and guidance they need to get through their tough times. She knows what it is like to feel hopeless and discouraged, so she does not want that for anyone else. She is soft-spoken, witty, funny and an overall joy. Her calm demeanor helps those who are going through a tough time to feel some peace, hope and encouragement. Her children are as sweet as they come, too, which speaks volumes to her dedication to them.
I think she is an unsung hero for so many parents, her children, and the nonprofit that is lucky to have her.
Nominator: Karin Oceguera
More Unsung Heroes:
‘Super mom’ Amanda Zamara of Marysville