10,000 AND COUNTING!!!!!
Forest Hills Presbyterian Church is excited to announce that we have passed the 10,000 count in our ONE CAN A WEEK ministry. This ministry was started less than four years ago as a means to send a steady source of food into Caring Services food bank by asking each family to bring one non-perishable food item to church each week. This has been a blessing for our congregation and another tie that binds us with love and appreciation to Caring Services.
We have so much #gratitude for this mini-grant! It came just in time: a veteran came to us with a toothache yesterday and we spent almost 1/3 of the grant to help him out.
We will be sporting our tie dye shirts Thursday night at the High Point Annual Citywide Easter Egg Hunt, where we will be volunteering as monitors. We do this in conjunction with the High Point Parks and Recreation Department and it is treat for all to be a part of the community.
We’d also like to welcome LaMone Parker as our new Kitchen Coordinator. Mone comes with lots of experience in the kitchen and is making our lunch bunch very happy.
We’d like to thank Dan and Bill for coordinating the volunteers who are helping with meal preparation and serving at Ward Street Mission.
On Thursday, the staff of Caring Services will be welcoming Twyla Wilson to lead a Healing Trauma training. With a strong emphasis on grounding skills, the session topics include: the process of trauma, power and abuse, grounding and self-soothing, and healthy relationships. Since trauma is a risk factor in nearly all behavioral health and substance use disorders, we are especially happy that the City of High Point Community Development and Housing Department has provided the agency with a grant to train staff in how to more effectively deal with the trauma endured by those we serve.
We’d like to recognize Dr. John Jicha, My Eye Doctor, for generously providing eyeglasses and exams to our clients for a number of years. Dr. Jicha has been a great supporter of Caring Services and has enabled us to address the need for eye care with compassion and respect. Kudos to Dr. Jicha and his awesome staff!! 🤓❤️🙏
Once more, Guys Doin’ Stuff, St. Pius, worked their magic!!! Thanks for the great new fire pit! People will enjoy it for many years to come and will cherish memories of time spent around the pit. Thanks also to our CSI guys who helped. 🙏👏🏼🔥
Five members of our staff will be representing the agency on Friday, 02MAR2018, at the Women’s ACC games. We will be playing "Simon Sez" against teams from other non-profits in the community and the winning team wins $1,000 from Second Harvest Food Bank and Food Lion.
On Saturday, February 3rd, Boy Scouts from eight counties of the Old North State Council distributed door hangers to homes across the region to ask that residents fill a grocery bag from home with non-perishable foods. They returned last Saturday, February 10th, to collect the bags. Caring Services, Inc. received over 1800 pounds of non-perishable foods which will be used to meet the daily nutritional needs of the more than 100 men and women we serve. Many thanks to the Scouts and their leaders for all the time and energy they utilize to assure that our community needs are being met.
GREAT JOB and Thanks!!!
Many thanks to Michelle Krull for transforming our meeting space into a Valentine wonderland last Saturday. Cheers for Linda Sasser who provided yummy dishes and assisted Michelle. Thanks to Angela who shared a beautiful message of hope and to all the AMAZING sponsors who support our ladies. ❤️ Happy Valentines Day!
Many thanks to the Greater Greensboro Marine Corps League 260 for their generous donation. Pictured, left to right: Bill Moss, George Orfanedes, Chairman Robert O’Hanlon, Gattis Long, Veterans case manager Rich Carter, and Commandant Jim Hayes. They are presenting a check for $1,500 from Greater Greensboro Detachment 260 Marine Corps League. Funds will be used to provide dental care to veterans served by our agency.
We are grateful for our many supporters who donate time, money, services, and labor.