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Sarah (Wahn) Williams

Sarah (Wahn) Williams

Class of 1996


CENTERVILLE, OH, -- Sarah Williams, CNP, current Co-Executive Director at Hannah's Treasure Chest will officially step into the position of Executive Director as of June 1, 2012.

Williams, former Associate Executive Director at Dayton Christian Center, has been training for this position for the past year with retiring Executive Director and Founder Angela Addington. A 2004 graduate of Wright State University's Urban Affairs and Nonprofit Leadership Alliance programs, Williams has also attended additional leadership training through Edison Community College's Graduate Academy for Community Leaders.

I feel very fortunate being handpicked to continue Angela's dream of enriching the lives of children in need at Hannah's.” Williams said. I've got some pretty big shoes to fill by following the founder of the organization, but I'm ready for the challenge.

Founder Angela Addington will continue to serve at Hannah's Treasure Chest by appearing on behalf of the organization at fundraising and speaking events, and will remain involved in the organization's well-known Giving Angels program.

Hannah's will always be special to me, but it's time for someone else to take the reins. My next adventure will surely tie into Hannah's. Addington stated. Sarah is a strong leader and visionary. Her plans for the future of Hannah's Treasure Chest are inspiring.

Stuart Merl, Chairman of Hannah's Board noted, "The Board is honored to be supporting this great and giving organization founded by Angela. We wish Angela well in her future endeavors and have the utmost confidence in Sarah's ability to continue to grow our mission by assisting even more children in the years to come."

Founded in 2000, Hannah's Treasure Chest is named for Addington's daughter born the same year. The organization, located at 124 Westpark Road in Centerville, OH, enriches the lives of children by providing clothing, toys, books and other essential items through partnerships with area agencies in four counties. Other vital programs include: Brighter Smiles, Beds for Babies and Giving Angels.

Since its inception, the organization has provided more than 7,000 children with clothing, toys and books, processing an average of 350,000 items per year. Demand for these essential supplies has grown at a steady average of 47% per year.

For more information about Hannah's Treasure Chest, please call the office.

Sarah Williams, Executive Director
Angela Addington, Founder
Hannah's Treasure Chest
124 Westpark Rd.
Dayton, OH

Hannah's Treasure Chest, a respected children's charity in Centerville, OH, responds to the needs of Miami Valley children by providing clothing, books, toys and other essential items through partner agencies in four counties. Additional programs include Brighter Smiles, Beds for Babies, and Giving Angels.

Since 2001, Hannah's Treasure Chest has maintained a warehouse of donated clothing, infant/toddler equipment and other items to respond quickly to client requests. When a partner agency identifies a child in need, Hannah's provides essential items to the agency, which in turn delivers them to the child.

We are proud of our fiscal responsibility, which allows us to provide $90 in goods and services for every $10 donated.

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