April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. As manager of the Caring Center, I would like to express my appreciation for all 25 of our volunteers.
The Caring Center has been blessed with many donations dropped off for us to give away. In 2013, we registered 13,627 shoppers, gave away 147,546 items, and logged 8,408 volunteer hours.
The Caring Center averaged 1,136 shoppers a month and gave away an average of 12,296 items a month.
The Caring Center is at 210 First Ave., Sterling. We are open for shopping from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays. Items can be donated from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. at the back entrance or by appointment by calling 815-499-4953.
I am truly blessed to have a board that supports all our volunteers and provides a truly great mission and community service.
An angel says, “It isn’t the things we get; it isn’t how much we know; it’s the will to serve; it’s the hand we lend; it’s the light our lanterns throw.”
Thank you, Caring Center volunteers and board of directors. God bless.