St. Paul’s Volunteer News: Many of our Dorcas volunteers go above and beyond the normal duties of the task at hand. As an example let me tell you about Janet Bowen and Karen Holmes. Janet volunteers in the book department and recently came across a “First Edition – First Printing” of Gone with the Wind – with the dust jacket. Janet knew this was valuable and since Karen (who prices clothing) and husband Ken have dealt with many book dealers in connection with Ken’s John Steinbeck collection, they volunteered to check with their contacts to get the best price for this book. Their efforts resulted in Dorcas getting $2,500 more because of these St. Paul’s Dorcas volunteers.
Other volunteer news – Ted (Lobster Fest) Straub is now volunteering on Thursday in the Training Center. Welcome aboard Ted.
Toilet Paper Collection News: Even with snow we were able to collect 282 rolls of toilet paper on March 12 for the Dorcas Food Pantry. Our next collection will be Sunday May 14.
Dorcas Ministries News: Dorcas Ministries is in partnership with UNC School of Nursing which provides a Mobile Health Clinic staffed by the UNC nursing faculty and students to provide free health assessment, as well as education and materials to help patients manage chronic illnesses. The Mobile Health Clinic is on site at the Dorcas Plaza from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday of each month.
Dorcas Ministries is already planning the 2017 Thanksgiving Breakfast on November 9 at Prestonwood Country Club. If you are interested in sponsorship contact Rose Cornelious at email@example.com or call 984-333-0059.
Contact Information: The Dorcas Thrift Shop is located at 187 High House Road in Cary. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or learning more about Dorcas Ministry, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 919-467-8807.