10 Most Beautiful 2016

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article was fact checked and accurate at press time, but 417 Magazine cannot guarantee its accuracy indefinitely.

(page 6 of 11)

Styled by Harem & Company | Hair by Emerald Salon | Makeup by Acacia Spa


Whitney Creehan, 40


Manager, Kaleidoscope

Charity: Gathering Friends For the Homeless 


Never one to seek the spotlight, it can be hard to get Whitney Creehan to talk about herself, but her work with Springfield’s homeless population speaks for itself. Creehan is a founding member of Gathering Friends For the Homeless, a nonprofit that supports the city’s growing homeless population by providing clothing, medicine, bus passes, tents and other essential items.

The organization was started by Creehan and a few friends three years ago as a Facebook page. That page now has more than 2,000 followers, and the group’s efforts have grown accordingly. However, for all the Gathering Friends team does for the homeless, Creehan insists the most important role they play is friend. “We come back again and again on a regular basis because we develop relationships with these people and we enjoy spending time with them.” 

When Creehan is not volunteering, she is with her family. She, her husband, Ben, and their 11-year-old twin boys, Jack and Brooklyn, love to play and watch sports. She even gets to spend time with her family at work. “Forty-three years ago my folks opened a little mom and pop shop, Kaleidoscope,” Creehan says. “And I now help them run it along with my husband.”


See the 10 Most Beautiful Women walk the runway on Thursday, September 29 at 417 Magazine's Indulge. Get tickets here.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More Articles Like This

What to Eat Now

Forget your old favorites and prepare your palate for something new—these food trends are taking 417-land menus by storm.

Best Lawyers 2018

The law can be a complicated and stressful topic, especially when you find yourself in a courtroom, so you want the most qualified attorney at your side. With this list of top local lawyers, find the expert who can help you navigate the system.

How to Wear Velvet

Local fashionistas share their tips on how to rock velvet this winter.
Edit Module
Edit Module
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Sign up for our newsletters Follow us on Instagram

Edit ModuleShow Tags

  1. Why Pickleball is the New “It” Sport
    The number of places to play pickleball has doubled since 2010. Digital Director Dayle Duggins...
  2. 50 Things Every 417-Lander Must Do
    When do you know you’ve become fully initiated into your home? You can start by trying all the...
  3. Beneath the Surface: Controversy on the Buffalo National River
    Since C&H Hog Farms opened its 2,500-sow operation in the Buffalo National River watershed in...
  4. Inside Innovative Dental’s Spa-Like Space
    Innovative Dental’s remodeled office in Southeast Springfield goes beyond the usual sterile...
  5. Get Killer Ramen at Skully’s Food Truck in Springfield
    Skully’s food truck offers fresh, Asian-fusion fare in an atmosphere that can’t be beat.
Edit Module
Edit Module