Opening week went well. Typically, the week of Labor Day is our ‘reunion’ after being closed for the month of August – volunteers greeting each other, happy to reunite after our time off. This year is much more of a
A few stories to share from recent activity at the Center –
We have the opportunity to visit the Foodbank and ‘shop’ for extra food when our supply is low. We make an appointment and send our shopper over. We don’t
This past year has been challenging for the Center but fortunately we’ve been open since last June with our ‘temporary’ process, offering help by appointment and distributing needed items with our ‘curb service’. The current construction process has added another
A little bit of history about one of our loyal donors: The Ladies Benevolent Society of Wilmington , formed in 1845, was a group dedicated to the care of elderly poor women. They initially sponsored a home on 7th St.
After two months of practicing our ‘Curb Service’, we seem to have a good process in place. We are getting busier every day, but we aren’t anywhere the number of people we serve as opposed to ‘pre-Covid’ days. Although the
After a two week break, we are back at work with our “Curb Service”; we typically serve guests on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Initially, we do all the interviewing over the phone; once we agree on what we can
After being closed for three months due to Covid, we started a pilot program in June to determine if we could serve those in need, while keeping everyone as safe as possible. We developed a “Curbside Service” program. We’ve put
It’s that time of year to once again apply for the Catherine Kennedy Foundation grant. CKF is a local charity that helps non-profit organizations involved in providing services to improve the general health and welfare of the elderly. The Foundation
This week I’d like to mention a few areas where I can use some help:
It’s been a couple years since we’ve published a brochure. It was in the works the month the hurricane hit, and we’ve never gotten back to
This past week, I had the opportunity to attend a Field Fair at UNCW’s School of Social Service. It was a chance for organizations like ours to present themselves to the students who are looking to careers as Social Workers.