We had the good fortune of connecting with LoLo Roberts, CCP and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi LoLo, what do you attribute your success to?
I think my success comes from taking care of others immediately. My nonprofit is a resource for agencies dealing with people in crisis. When someone is in crisis, they need resources immediately, and most conventional service agencies take weeks to get in the front door. I respond to police departments, other nonprofits, and the general public at the height of their crisis. In most instances, I provide assistance or referrals within 24 hours.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I founded Grateful Gratitude initially to be a corporate speaker promoting practicing more daily gratitude. I wasn’t successful at this because God had a different idea. He started showing me communities in need: the homeless, victims of violent crime, and single moms who were in crisis and needed HOPE. He began providing opportunities for me to help and the resources (donors) to bridge the gap and quickly provide for them.

This so far has been a six-year walk that every day becomes more complex, with more people in need. I get up every day and take the walk God has planned for me that day. My days can be feeding food-insecure senior citizens, collecting clothes for a woman who fled domestic violence, and praying with someone who has a terminal illness.

I would want everyone to know that there is always something to be grateful for, and there is HOPE. I am a vessel doing God’s work, and I am incredibly blessed that He trusts me to do His work here on earth.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If I had a visiting friend here for a week, I would probably take them on a journey in my nonprofit. We would talk to the homeless, hug a group of senior citizens, buy dinner for a struggling single mom and her kids, visit a cemetery and to hand out crosses to grieving family members sitting at graves.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My most essential shoutouts are businesses that believe in my work and offer financial assistance and services to my communities in need.

Tracey Cline, Credit Union of Texas Charitable Foundation
Donna Neal, My Community Credit Union
Summer Land, Crisis Intervention Manager, Allen Police Department

Website: gratefulgratitude11.com

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Facebook: Grateful Gratitude

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Other: Blog gratefulgratitude11.net

Image Credits
All my photos

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