unlocking the power within all of us
Janet Alexander Davis
NEIGHBORHOOD LEADER • ACTIVIST • ECF SUPPORTER
“I was born and raised here. I’ve been here 78 years, almost 79. We used to be on the lake but were pushed out. Either they moved our houses, or we had to move this way.
I’m part of the West End Area Block Club, which has been around since the early ’60s. This is a very unique group—and a lovely neighborhood of people—that learned to take care of each other. When there were floods, people made sure you were okay. If you didn’t have food because your freezer was flooded, you would look up and someone had brought you food.
Evanston has been a nonprofit haven to me. If there’s something you want, there are some people here who will join you to try and make that happen. So, Evanston is unique in that.
I think some people don’t have empathy for others. How they got that way, I don’t know. I don’t understand not sharing.
Have you thought about what you’ve done for others, other than your family? Our family is the family of man, no matter what color, no matter where you came from, or how old you are.
ECF represents this type of support that stretches across the community. My gift when pooled with other gifts at ECF will make a difference. I believe in the power of working together.”