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Awardee: Sylvia J Webb

Sylvia Webb is the Founder and Executive Director of an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization 40 Girls and Some Shoes that donates new and gently worn shoes to homeless and low-income citizens of Atlanta and its surrounding communities.

Sylvia has volunteered with homeless shelters, low-income schools donating shoes, backpacks and coats, the Atlanta Braves Junior League, YO BOULEVARD, National Night Out, Fulton County Marshals, The Rainbow House after school program, The Launch Pad, Celebrity Giving, The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, Rapper T.I Community Works Turkey Drive, Nicholas House, SILK2 Legacy Day, American Airlines Christmas Express for military children, Hosea Feed the Homeless and countless community leaders and local politicians to bring awareness to the unhoused in the city of Atlanta.

In the 13 years Sylvia has headed her nonprofit organization she has collected more than 35,000 pairs of shoes. Whether it’s working with Health Through Walls, an HIV support initiative operating in prisons in Haiti, providing school supplies, food, and shoes to an orphanage in Haiti, scholarships to female students from her old high school in Texas or giving shoes to the homeless in Atlanta, Sylvia Webb’s mission is the same — to give back to those less fortunate.

Sylvia is a 35-year veteran flight attendant with American Airlines. She has received two proclamations from the city of Atlanta, a community grant from Wells Fargo four years in a row. She has been honored as Rolling Out’s Top 25 Women of Atlanta, recognized in Who’s Who two consecutive years, honored by WILDE, Inc. 2012, Future Vision 2013 community service leader, The Atlanta Board of Education and honored at Global Women Wealth Warriors Leadership Conference in 2019.

A native of Texas, Sylvia studied marketing management