Her Story – 2017 Winner

The crowning overachievement of 2017

Congratulations to Jacqueline Norvell, “Brown Bag Lady”!

Jacqueline is the 2017 recipient of the $50,000 G2 Overachievers Grant!

Jacqueline is an overachiever who truly goes above and beyond to inspire and help others in her community. In December of 2012, Jacqueline and her son took her Christmas bonus money, made turkey dinners and hand delivered them to the homeless on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. She did it again in 2013, and by 2014 she had a mission: the “Brown Bag Lady” was born.

She and her team meet on the first Sunday of every month, make 200 brown bag lunches and distribute them on Skid Row. Through her tireless efforts to help and feed others, Jacqueline and her team have made and delivered over 50,000 brown bag meals, along with clothing, blankets and other resources to the homeless living on Skid Row.

Jacqueline’s overachieving work in serving her community has inspired people nation-wide to help those around them! Congratulations to the “Brown Bag Lady” and thank you to all the volunteers she has inspired!

Are you, or someone you know, an Overachiever? Nominate them for the 2018 G2 Overachievers Grant.