"She spent her life and all her resources to instill values and joy and build dreams of rich lives in the poverty-scarred spirits of the very young. Even though she was childless, armies counted themselves as 'her children' -- three generations over more than forty years." --Kays Gary, Charlotte Observer.
Anita Stroud worked in the Double Oaks and Fairview Homes public housing areas organizing activities and caring for the children. The Anita Stroud Foundation continues her work.