2020 has been a tough year, which makes it all more inspiring to see members of the industry still take the time to recognize people who help others. This week, Hialeah, Fla.-based CGI Windows & Doors, which is part of the PGT Innovations family of brands, honored four members of its community with its “CGI Heroes: Celebrating Strength Contest” contest, with prizes of $2,000 each.
This included Joan Saint-Hilaire, a kindergarten teacher at Whispering Pines Elementary School in Cutler Bay within Miami-Dade County, who has educated students for 26 years and ensures her children are fed with a refrigerator filled with milk, cereal and other snacks. She also drove by their homes with pamphlets and gift bags to ensure they had the necessary school supplies.
Another honoree, Katie Lizana, is a fourth-generation watchmaker and co-owner of Circa Tempus LLC, which produces watches for people with special needs. Lizana also has worked to help nurses and doctors who experienced discomfort in their ears due to the loops and restrictions of their surgical masks.
“Our team is honored to highlight their selfless acts and reward them for the ways they have served their communities.”