Critical Need for Volunteers!
Looking for a way to make a difference in someone’s life? Do you want to strengthen our community? CCM has all types of volunteer positions from food pantry worker to pharmacy greeter to interviewer. Currently, we have a critical need for volunteers interested in spending three hours a week as an interviewer – an important and extremely rewarding position. Please see our volunteer page for more information and come for a no-obligation tour.
Latest Community Impact Report
CCM is a place where neighbors come together. Some offer funding. Some volunteer. Some seek help. All are valued and respected. In our 2017 fiscal year, 555 weekly volunteers individually greeted our neighbors and conducted 7,285 interviews resulting in over $3 million of critical needs being met for 15,458 individuals. Over 50% of our funding came from individuals. The complete report is available on our Annual Reports page.
Hurricanes and Poverty
Our Fall Newsletter begins with an article by Margaret Elliott where she recounts how natural disasters bring poverty out of the shadows. Right here in Forsyth County, 17% of our neighbors face the struggles of poverty every day. One way to educate ourselves about poverty is to attend a Bridges Out of Poverty Session. This powerful training builds awareness of the differences in economic cultures with the end-goal of supporting those in our community who are working their way out of poverty.
Bridges Out of Poverty Training
Four more dates have been secured: Saturday, February 23; Friday, April 5; Friday, June 21; and Friday, October 18. These sessions are underwritten by Crisis Control Ministry. Community members and social service providers are welcome to attend. See our Bridges Out of Poverty Page for a more in-depth description and go to our Calendar & Events Page, scroll to the date you are interested in and register.