In support of the new sponsorship of Wilder’s Grove Youth Center as an NHRA initiative, the board of the New Hope Road Alliance has voted to match all donations made by individuals or groups to benefit the center. This means that the $290 raised so far this year has turned into $580. Funds which come in this spring/summer will be used to pay for much-needed renovations in the center’s restrooms.
The New Hope Road Alliance is sponsoring three Wilder’s Grove events this spring:
Fellowship Cookout April 1, 11 am to 2 pm. St. Mar k’s will provide side dishes – sign up in the Concourse.
Campus Clean-up Day is Saturday, May 20.
Bathroom renovations A project manager is needed. For more information or to volunteer, see Jessie Maeck email@example.com, or 617-549-7285.
The NHRA is an alliance of six congregations along New Hope Road which have united together with the common goal of serving our changing neighborhood. Meetings are monthly and are open to all members of the six congregations. Join us!
St. Mark’s volunteers will deliver Meals on Wheels this Monday, Feb. 27.
If any of you are interested in joining us for lunch at Pam’s Farmhouse Restaurant around 12:30 p.m., that would be wonderful. If you are interested, please let me know and I will arrange for a separate room for us to meet. Good food and good fellowship. You can join us even if you are not delivering that day! Just let me know.
St. Mark’s will deliver Meals on Wheels on Monday, Nov. 28.
If any of you are interested in joining us for lunch at Pam’s Farmhouse Restaurant around 12:30 pm, that would be wonderful. Please let me know in advance.
Joanne Bass reminds our Meals on Wheels crew that this Monday, Oct. 24, is our day to make deliveries.
Afterward, she and Carl invite everyone to lunch at Pam’s Farmhouse Restaurant at 12:30. Please let them know if you plan to attend.
Sallie Simpson is Volunteer of the Month with the Interfaith Food Shuttle.
Sallie, our deacon, helps with the Farm Stand most Saturdays and serves as culinary instructor for the Cooking Matters classes that are held at Urban Ministries. A retired nurse and hospital administrator from Winston-Salem, Sallie now lives in Raleigh and is a Vocational Deacon in the Episcopal Church. Read why Sallie loves volunteering at IFFS:
Tell us about your first-ever time volunteering with IFFS: It was a cold, sleeting day in February – we were raking rocks out of a newly plowed field and spreading mulch. Everyone was so nice and we laughed so much that I decided to keep coming back!
Describe a volunteer moment that felt very rewarding: Last spring I co-led a Cooking Matters class at Urban Ministries with Ana Cardia, and we had such a motivated class – each participant had been sent to class by their doctor for diet-related conditions. Every person in the class realized tangible improvement by the end of the class and one of the doctors in the Open Door Clinic at Urban Ministries told me that the class would practically dance down the hall as they left the class each day!
What would you say to recruit a friend to volunteer with IFFS? I would tell people that this is a great place to volunteer – the people are wonderful to work with. There is a lot of work, and lots of fun as well!