A word about contributions. . . . . . .

FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE APPRECIATED AND WELCOMED
Asking for help can be difficult, especially when we are in the business of serving instead of accepting. The SRC is thankful for the support of New Hanover County and grant funders, but as the population and needs increase so does the funding need. We are grateful to serve our older adult community by providing vital services and we are proud of what we have been able to accomplish with our current funds, but we know more can be done if the resources were available.

Over the past 2 years the following programs have had an increase in service delivery; Congregate Nutrition 27%, Home Delivered Meals 14%, Senior Center Recreation 24%, and Transportation 30%. We occasionally get asked how someone can help (we LOVE help). You may be asking how you can help? People are helping by volunteering and we don’t know what we would do without our amazing volunteers, but we are also in need of financial contributions.

Contributions can be used to support a variety of services and projects such as Home Delivered Meals, Transportation, Emergency Assistance, Building Renovations and Repairs, Wellness Programs, and more. This money can help us serve more people that makes our community healthier and stronger. Contributions can be made out to the NHC Senior Resource Center and mailed to 2222 S. College Rd. Wilmington, NC 28403.

Thank you for your support in giving back to our community.

 

As much as we appreciate contributions to the Center, we must ask that certain items not be contributed, as we have no space to store them, or have few seniors wanting these items:

*Medical products 

*Feeding Tube Products – including but not limited to,

Any blended meals in cans/bottles for tube-fed persons or Enteral Feeding Devices or Accessories such as syringes, feeding tubes, Gastrostomy tubes, pumps, feeding bags/pouches, nasogastric Levin stomach tubes, or other medical equipment.

We are not referring to things like Ensure or Boost. Feeding Tube products are not nutritional supplements that we can give away to our participants. These are liquids specifically for those in Hospice care or otherwise cannot eat foods and must be fed through a tube in their stomach.

*VHS Tapes – As most families use DVD players or streaming devices, and have worn out or tossed out their VCRs, there are few seniors wanting to take these items home.

*Jigsaw puzzles – As of now, we have plenty of puzzles and do not have the space to store more.

*Board games – We have plenty of board games and do not have the space to store more.

*Entertainment/News/Fashion or Beauty/Celebrity News Magazines – Only if they are less than 3 months old.

*Books – Not at this time

*Sewing and Knitting Materials – We can use yarn. The yarn has to be certain colors and thicknesses. Please ask before donating large quantities of yarn. 798-6406.

The reason for the restriction on the above items is simple: we want to discourage persons who are trying to empty out a house of a deceased loved one, or to clean out a house of a loved one going into long-term care. We understand that it may be difficult to throw away so many of the above mentioned items. The Center is just not able to properly take on a car or SUV full of items. The Goodwill, Salvation Army and Seamen’s Center on Shipyard Blvd. are much better equipped to handle large drop-offs.

You may call 297-3669 to drop-off these items to the International Seamens Center on Shipyard Boulevard, 791-2764 for Goodwill, 762-5948 for Salvation Army.

OTHER ITEMS: Please read  – – – – – – – – To give items such as walkers, wheelchairs, raised toilet seats, etc. please contact Pine Valley United Methodist Church at (910) 791-0353.

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2222 South College Road • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-6400 • Fax 910-798-6411