Wednesday, April 22, 2009

We Appreciate Our Volunteers

The SCS family would like to thank ALL of our volunteers who have given of their time, energy, and money to ensure that seniors in Atlanta have enough food, have a secure and safe home, and have senior centers to attend.

Make sure to stop by and see Mary Hart, Volunteer Services Coordinator, for a token of our appreciation for all that you do. So many volunteers are repeat volunteers, coming back week after week, month after month -- so we could not do it without you.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of SCS and volunteerism is one of our core strategic goals. By leveraging volunteers' time and energy, we are able to control expenses and maintain a smaller staff. These savings translate into more services for seniors, more nutritious meals for their bodies, and more home repairs performed.

So, on behalf of all SCS employees and in honor of Volunteer Appreciation month . . . . Thank you, thank you, thank you to each volunteer.

by Patrick O'Kane
Director of Operations

Volunteer Appreciation Month

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Monthly Giving Makes a Difference

Senior Citizen Services, like many nonprofits, are feeling the effects of a down economy. Donations are not coming in as frequently as they did in years past. Corporations are cutting back on sponsorships at events. However, SCS is not cutting back on our services.

As you can imagine, requests for our services are growing every day. We currently have a waitlist of nearly 60 people for our Meals On Wheels Atlanta program. Did you know that a $12 recurring monthly donation for a year provides one month of meals for a senior?

Please consider signing up for monthly giving on our website

Find 11 friends to join you in monthly giving at $12 per month and you’ve provided and year’s worth of meals for a senior. Thanks so much.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Great Moments

Great moments are born from great opportunity. That truism has been paraphrased throughout the ages by heads of state, military leaders, industrial visionaries, scientists, inventors, explorers, athletes, coaches, and their observing journalists. Greatness in this sense implies victory by overcoming adversity or simply persevering at just the right time, at the right place. The phrase is an expression of the best we can be.

But great moments are also to be found in seemingly small but no less important moments. Our many volunteers take action every day while serving our senior citizens, their payment being a smile and a kind word of thanks. Our kitchen staff meticulously prepares nutritious meals, following a process that is above standard, yet fulfilled out of pride of accomplishment. And once nourished, our senior clients extend the courtesy to those around them, seizing opportunities to make a difference in the community that they helped to shape.

Greatness lies in the ability to make a positive difference in another life – whether one or many. What opportunities can you turn into great moments for you and others?

Brad Catherman
Vice President, Gift PlanningSenior Citizen Services