HHC Upstander of the Week

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Through the CINCY UPSTANDER PROJECT, the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center will highlight upstanders making a difference in our community and the world.

Upstanders are individuals who stand up for others and their rights. They fight against injustice and unfairness, and they use their character strengths to inspire action and become the best of humanity today.

Today, we’re highlighting Lilyann Robinson, as HHC’s Upstander of the Week. Lilyann was NOMINATED because:

“Lilyann is only 8-years-old but she is doing big things to help make the world a better place. She has done countless hours of community service over the last year and has donated to many area organizations. She’s picked up trash at her local park in the middle of winter, made and delivered Valentines to nursing homes, delivered cookies to firefighters, stocked a community blessing box with food, donated kitten food to a local animal shelter, placed flags on veterans graves, and donated hygiene products to a homeless shelter. Her latest project has been collecting hats and gloves for the homeless served by Hope House in Middletown. She is doing this drive for her birthday, and will have enough to hats and gloves for 100 men, women, and children. Lilyann also has a community outreach program in the works called “Put your Butts in the Bin” that encourages people to throw their cigarette butts in the proper receptacles, rather than throwing them on the ground. The idea was sparked when picking up trash in her local park last winter. Lilyann has accomplished all this, and more, in less than a year.”



Through generous funding from the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation and creative support from the AGAR agency, the CINCY #UPSTANDERPROJECT aims to inspire our community to become upstanders through a city-wide art campaign, monthly programs, museum tours, giveaways, and training opportunities.