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PAST ENTREPRENEURS
OF THE MONTH

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ENTREPRENEUR OF THE MONTH

Cathy Marshall aka CaDori is the Founder of CaDori Helping Hands, Inc. A non-profit charity which focuses on helping those in need of everyday essential living items such as food, clothing and toiletries. But CaDori also helps the homeless population, domestic violence victims and women who are unable to pay for a mammogram. 

CaDori has a special place in her heart for the homeless population because she was once homeless herself. Prior to becoming a Nurse, over 30 years ago she lived in a shelter with her toddler daughters after leaving an abusive marriage. Having to rely on good-hearted people, she promised to one day be able to help others in need the way she was being helped.

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SO WHO IS CATHY MARSHALL?

She is the mother of five, she is one of 13 siblings, born in Birmingham, Alabama, a Registered Nurse, a Philanthropist a #1 Amazon best selling Author, and the owner of “I LOVE ME” clothing apparel. 

She coined the name CaDori by combining her name Cathy, with her mother’s name Doris, and her oldest son Bobby whose nickname was Dougie. Dougie passed away in a motorcycle accident on October 12, 2010. So the name CaDori has very special meaning to her.

 

CaDori Helping Hands, Inc was founded in July 2017, just weeks prior to Hurricane Harvey. After Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston and surrounding cities and states, CaDori Helping Hands, Inc went into action and helped hundreds of people with everything from food and water to baby supplies, to household cleaning supplies to paying for hotel rooms and transportation for people in need.  CaDori states that it was as if she was being led by God to form her charity at that specific time to be able to help people in desperate need. 

 

Since it’s formation, CaDori Helping Hands, Inc has continued to help people in need, including through organizations like The Rose in Houston, Texas. CaDori Helping Hands, Inc has given donations to The Rose for the past 3 years, to help women who can’t afford to pay for a mammogram receive a free mammogram. 

As a Registered Nurse CaDori has seen first hand the heart breaking affects that breast cancer has on the patients she has taken care of and their families. And she is committed to helping assist The Rose in the prevention of breast cancer by providing free mammograms to the women who cannot afford to pay and would otherwise not receive the mammogram. And to increase the survival of those who are diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

CaDori Helping Hands, Inc helps to contribute to The Rose by donating 10% of all of her “I LOVE ME” apparel sales during the month of October every year, and during the pandemic, last year was no different. In fact, during the pandemic, even more women needed assistance due to massive job loss. 

 

CaDori Helping Hands, Inc also provides meals to hundreds of families every Thanksgiving and gives away new winter coats to those who need them every winter. CaDori continues to be an advocate and educate the community on serious matters such as: Bullying and Domestic Violence, both of which she has personally experienced and survived.

 

Because of her compassion for helping others in need and her continued commitment to improve the lives of others Cathy CaDori Marshall was Honored with her very own day in the City of Houston this year! Mayor Sylvester Turner has signed the proclamation that on January 27, 2021, and every January 27th thereafter as Cathy Marshall Day in the City of Houston, Texas!

 

To find out more about CaDori and CaDori Helping Hands, Inc, please follow her on all social media platforms @cadoribrand and @cadorihelpinghands. 

 

And visit her websites:  cadori.net and cadorihelpinghands.com and ilovemehoodie.com

 

You can also reach CaDori via email: info@cadorihelpinghands.com and cadoribrand@gmail.com