Former ACU student and Cru Dinnerware designer Darbie Angell, is on the search for a woman who is selfless, humble and passionate about paying it forward. A few ACU students believe Anabel Reid, victim of the 2011 bus crash, would be the perfect winner of this contest.
Angell created a contest where women who are passionate about giving back a chance to have a line of dinnerware designed after them, with part of the proceeds being donated to help construct water wells in Bangladesh.
“I think it is important for women to know how much of a difference they are making in this world,” said Angell. “I wanted to find a project that motivated women to do more.”
Rebekah Singleton, recent ACU graduate, works with Angell and said she remembered Anabel when Angell began the project. She said she had recollection of hearing stories about how passionate Anabel was about providing clean water to those in need.
“I did not know Anabel personally,” said Singleton. “But I have heard from many people how selfless she was and how passionate she was about providing water to areas that do not have any.”
Singleton said she thought the contest would be a way to live out Anabel’s mission and a chance for people to hear the passion she had for helping others.
“I contacted Rachel Easley, who was Anabel’s best friend,” said Singleton, “I wanted her to know about the contest and hoped that she could encourage people to nominate Anabel.”
Rachael Easley, senior psychology major from Belton, was Anabel’s best friend.
Easley said she heard of the contest through an email Singleton sent her about two weeks ago.
“When I heard that part of the proceeds go to a water well in Bangladesh I thought it was a great way to carry on Anabel’s passion,” said Easley.
Easley said she is hoping other people will hear about this contest and nominate Anabel as the winner.
“The one thing I want people to remember about Anabel was that she was selfless and loved Jesus so much,” said Easley. “I wish that everyone would have been able to see her joyful spirit.”
To nominate Anabel, visit the Cru Dinnerware Lady Cru Contest Facebook page. After liking the page, participants will be able to vote for her or any other nominee, daily.
Angell said she is aiming for 10 percent of the proceeds from this dinnerware line to help build the wells.