Paige at work at Senior's Food Bank

South Park's Angel

Paige sits with a client, going over insurance forms. It's not part of her job description as Manager of Providence Regina House in South Park, but she does it just the same. "I feel my job is to be the go to person for the community." Paige says as she smiles.

Paige Collins has become just that, the go to person. Each client that enters the food bank experiences her warmth, humor, and friendship. No one that is hungry is turned away. She helps clients maintain their dignity. There are special treats for the kids. She helps find other community programs to help her clients or South Park and supports community events.

If you visit Paige on any given day, you will see an array of people that stop by, for food or clothing, but to just say "hi" and let her know how they are doing.

For these reasons and so many others I nominate her for this award.

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Martin Lee Calhoun says ... on Tuesday, Sep 15 at 8:40 PM

I'm proud to say I know Paige! I'm not surprised to see her nominated for this award, she deserves it! She not only serves the South Park community in need shes's also a wonderful example to her own children. Paige, you've got my vote!

Christy Hamilton says ... on Monday, Sep 7 at 6:14 PM

She has my vote!

Gloria Jacquemart says ... on Sunday, Sep 6 at 7:46 PM

Paige is a very caring and considerate person. I have known her for three years and marvel at her composure and patience in many difficult times. She is definitely a asset to our community of South Park.

Lisa Parker says ... on Sunday, Sep 6 at 11:19 AM

Paige has my vote too.

Susanne Hartung SP says ... on Saturday, Sep 5 at 1:32 PM

Paige is a blessing to the community of South Park as well as a gift as an employee of Providence. She lives the Mission and Values of Providence every minute of every day. We are awarded every day by her contributions!!

Mark A says ... on Thursday, Sep 3 at 9:25 PM

Paige took over the food bank a few years ago and has brought it to new heights now serving over 300 families each week. She's a gentle leader, passionate and caring and she's fearless about helping the community. Paige certainly deserves my vote!

Mark says ... on Thursday, Sep 3 at 8:44 PM

I can't think of a more energetic, giving, caring and thoughtful person than Paige Collins. She makes everyone around her feel worthwhile and important. She is a great coordinator and facilitator and always has a smile to share even when she is tired

Jasmine says ... on Thursday, Sep 3 at 5:23 PM

i voted Paige :D

Barb says ... on Thursday, Sep 3 at 3:00 PM

You have my vote!!! Good Luck.

Bryon Dirkes says ... on Thursday, Sep 3 at 2:55 PM

My vote is for Paige Collins!

Maureen Flaherty says ... on Thursday, Sep 3 at 10:47 AM

Paige has brought the community so many resources and does so with diligence and respect to the families. She has my solid vote!

Lora says ... on Thursday, Sep 3 at 10:46 AM

Paige is a wonder woman.. We are extremely lucky to have her here in South Park!

Marcy says ... on Wednesday, Sep 2 at 9:09 PM

Paige brings such heart and humanity to the work that she does, and her sense of humor makes EVERYONE feel welcome. She has a special talent for inspiring others to help, and she creates a spirit of community, respect, and resonsibility.

Susan Kershaw says ... on Wednesday, Sep 2 at 5:07 PM

Thanks for all your work in South Park Paige. You have my vote.

Aaron Cone says ... on Wednesday, Sep 2 at 2:40 PM

Thanks Paige you've got my vote.

Wesley says ... on Wednesday, Sep 2 at 2:37 PM

Paige has always been at the forefront when it comes to helping others. She constantly gives up her own time and devotes hours to help her "families".

Aunt Betty says ... on Wednesday, Sep 2 at 2:22 PM

I love you, Paige

Gnarlene says ... on Wednesday, Sep 2 at 12:01 PM

Vote for Paige-ro. Sorry, silly Napolean Dynamite joke.

Sydni says ... on Wednesday, Sep 2 at 10:49 AM

Paige is, quite simply, a Hero. Our community is thankful to have her and if we could clone her, all neighborhoods in need would receive a dignified helping hand.

Colleen Lindsey says ... on Wednesday, Sep 2 at 9:54 AM

Paige always has time during the food bank to come around and ask how you and your family are doing, and if you have any special needs for things. She is the heart and soul of that food bank and she spreads it to all who volunteer there, it's great!

Kelly M says ... on Wednesday, Sep 2 at 9:43 AM

Saw a call for school supplies on the S. P. list serve from Paige. When I went to drop off, I was astounded at the services and the sheer numbers of folks being served. I was moved and inspired to do more with/for Paige -- whatever she needs. :)

Patti says ... on Wednesday, Sep 2 at 8:43 AM

Paige is what every community needs, a caring person, compassionate and amazing in her energy. I vote for Paige.

Sarah says ... on Wednesday, Sep 2 at 8:36 AM

Paige gives so much to the South Park community. Her work always goes far above and beyond just providing food for the community. From backpacks full of supplies for school kids to arranging for needy families at Christmas, she touches us all.

Brian says ... on Wednesday, Sep 2 at 7:33 AM

Paige, you deserve so much more!

Closet Bob says ... on Wednesday, Sep 2 at 7:32 AM

I spend my Saturday's volunteering with Paige. Paige's commitment to the South Park community has rewarded its residents with one of it's greatest assets, a sense of cennectedness and a healthy place to excercise service to one another. Bravo!

Kathryn barnard says ... on Tuesday, Sep 1 at 9:44 PM

I vote for Paige as well!

Carol Schiller says ... on Tuesday, Sep 1 at 9:43 PM

Paige always thinks about how to make her services more accessible. Recently, she started a special food bank time & day just for older clients. Why? So they wouldn't get too tired standing in line! Paige takes compassion to a whole new level.

Alma says..... says ... on Tuesday, Sep 1 at 9:09 PM

I vote for Paige! great job

Nancy Swigger says ... on Tuesday, Sep 1 at 8:28 PM

Paige's super judgment and kindness helpsthe whole community. I vote for her on behalf of the American born, Nicaraguans, Peruvians, Mexicans, Cambodians, Vietnamese, Pakistanis,Chinese, Africans etc. who live better because of the produce she gets!

Carol says ... on Tuesday, Sep 1 at 8:19 PM

I vote for Paige

Catherine says ... on Tuesday, Sep 1 at 8:09 PM

I vote for Paige

Morgan says ... on Tuesday, Sep 1 at 7:35 PM

I vote for Paige!

Babs says ... on Tuesday, Sep 1 at 7:24 PM

Paige is a beacon of light to the many folks who are her clients the South Park Regina House, as well as those who have the privilege of working with her. Her warmth and compassion, teamed with a "can do" attitude, make wonderful things happen!

Ali says ... on Tuesday, Sep 1 at 6:54 PM

Paige is such an inspiration. She puts her heart and soul into her work for the community. She gets my vote!

Kristin says ... on Tuesday, Sep 1 at 6:40 PM

Paige is an exemplary example of giving back to the community. Her dedication is only overshadowed by her contagious smile and kind heart. Paige gets my vote!!

Draco says ... on Tuesday, Sep 1 at 6:25 PM

Paige pwns all!

Jeni says ... on Tuesday, Sep 1 at 6:13 PM

I vote for Paige!

Paulina Lopez says ... on Tuesday, Sep 1 at 6:11 PM

Paige is amazing. I had the pleasure of meeting her and since the day I met her, she has always shown a welcoming smile, a sweet face to everybody who needs it!! She is a hero for our community!! Thank you for all you do!

Joy says ... on Tuesday, Sep 1 at 5:21 PM

With her work and her spirit, Paige shows us how, in the words of Winston Churchill, "we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

Michelle says ... on Tuesday, Sep 1 at 4:26 PM

250 characters is not enough to describe how great Paige is. I could easily fill 25 pages with just what I've seen her do. Suffice to say she is one of the unsung heroes of Seattle and someone who I aspire to be like every day.

Doreen says ... on Tuesday, Sep 1 at 4:22 PM

I just met Paige the other day to drop off donations. What a fantastic person! She's giving, kind, thoughtful, patient, dedicated, devoted, and genuinely true. She's an amazing asset to the community!

Frus says ... on Tuesday, Sep 1 at 4:09 PM

There are not enough blanks to describe how valuable Paige is to the South Park Community. Paige is truly amazing in how she runs the Providence Regina House. South Park would not be what it is today without Paige and the food and clothing bank.

Brian says ... on Tuesday, Sep 1 at 4:00 PM

Paige is the most heartfelt and warm person that I know. She is kind, thoughtful, and puts the South Park Community at the top of her list in all of the programs that she runs. Her Christmas program for the community is top notch. She should win.

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