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Meet the Ladies: Carol Lampkin

November 4, 2012


Carol was surprised to receive a phone call just after the new year from Hannah Brancato, Mother Made’s coordinator, a perfect stranger.  Her sister, Betty, had secretly applied on her behalf to participate in Mother Made’s 16 week core leadership training.  After learning more about the program, Carol was interested in participating to learn how to start her own business.  She has been sewing home decor, crafts, and clothing for her family since she was a teenager. Joining the group in February, she has enjoyed meeting new people and mastering new sewing skills.  She describes the best part of Mother Made as “everyone has the opportunity to freely learn and grow.”  In our group, Carol is best known for her strong beliefs, quick wit, and bright smile.

Carol describes her surroundings as sometimes grim, including “crime, foolishness, drunkenness, and fighting outside (her) home.” For the past few years, Carol has been involved in several community organizations including the McElderry Park Community Association, Safe Streets, and Banner Neighborhoods.  She currently enjoys volunteering three times a week tutoring elementary school children with their homework at Paul’s Place.  Carol sees her volunteerism as an effort to bring positivity into her life and her community.

As a lifelong Baltimore resident, Carol grew up in Dundalk, and currently resides in East Baltimore.  She graduated from Overlea High School in 1978, and became a certified phlebotomist through her coursework at Baltimore City Community College in 1998.  Her creative side shines in her love of “weaving letters” through calligraphy in pen and ink.

Carol lights up when she talks about her face painting business.  She began when her own children were in elementary school, and little by little she has “creatively put a smile on the faces of the old and young” at community events, family reunions, and birthday parties.  Carol welcomes the opportunity to bring her joy of facepainting to your event, and can be contacted via email, .





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