Thanks to generous community supporters, our Common Cupboard food pantries now have a working walk-in cooler and a walk-in freezer. YEAH!
We raised $12,060 during the Our Christmas Wish fundraising campaign which meant repairs for the walk-ins and much more storage space for perishable groceries like meat and produce for those in need. (Our goal was $15,000 -- if you'd like to help close the fundraising gap, you can donate online at www.commonheart.org).
“We're so very thankful to our friends who stepped up during the holiday season to help us make these repairs and prep for our work in 2016,” Executive Director Keith Adams said.
Remaining money from the fundraiser will be directed to feed more hungry families and the launch of the CONNECTS program and community educational workshops, known as Serving U. Common Heart's theme for 2016 is Kindness Connects.
“We know kindness connects people. The vision for our CONNECTS program is that our nonprofit can serve as a connecting point in our community. We want to connect our neighbors in need to resources and connect those individuals, churches etc. who have a heart for service with ways they can help,” Adams said. Part of that connection will happen this winter with Common Heart being chosen as a participating agency for Duke Energy's Share the Warmth program to help low income families pay for their heating bills.
You can find more information about us online at: http://CommonHeart.org.