The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. – Mahatma Gandhi
Addressing hunger among individuals and families—from the Royal Oak Bridge down to Tilghman Island—is made possible through the generous support of our donors, whose small and large acts of kindness help to transform the lives of the children and adults many of our programs serve.
Through the continued support of our donors, the St. Michaels Community Center provides year-round community programs and activities, including providing up to 250 meals and pantry bags to individuals and families in need, three times a week.
At the core of our work lightening the burden of hardship and hunger is the dedication of volunteers and drivers to help prepare and deliver meals and pantry items, especially for homebound individuals in need.
Oftentimes, the connections our volunteers make are a lifeline to the individuals we serve.
One of our volunteers regularly delivers meals to a 90-year-old woman that is blind and cannot cook for herself. Our client has no local family, so our volunteer stays a little while longer at each delivery to spend time and talk with her.
“I asked God to send someone to see me,” commented our client about our volunteer, before continuing with a wry smile. “When I ‘saw’ you, I knew we would get along!”
Our volunteer is very humble and wishes to remain anonymous from our readers. Our clients, however, know her from her work in our culinary program, where she also serves clients from the steam table, helps to prepare meals for deliveries, and even helps clean up to prepare for our next Community Café. She also helps at our community block parties and holiday meals.
“Volunteering is simply good for the soul,” she says. “Our Community Center really contributes to enriching people’s lives, whether you give or receive—I think it is a win-win situation.”
She said she decided to become a volunteer after hearing about SMCC’s dedication to assisting people in need.
“So now that I’m retired and have the time, I decided to become a volunteer and see what was needed.
When you donate to the St. Michaels Community Center, you are helping to improve lives, while sustaining the Community Center’s financial stability for a bright future. We simply can’t do this meaningful work without your help.
You can support the strength of our community by making a charitable donation to the St. Michaels Community Center. You can mail your check or donate online at paypal.me/smccmd.
Your donation will ensure Bay Hundred individuals and families have the resources and connections needed to address hunger and provide hope, especially to those who need our help the most. You can make that difference.
With deepest gratitude,
P.S. Please consider making a gift of stocks or bonds and including the St. Michaels Community Center in your legacy planning. Your financial advisor can be of help.
St. Michaels Community Center is a 501(c)(3) organization – donations to which are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. A copy of our current financial statement is available upon request by contacting SMCC, PO Box 354, St. Michaels, MD 21663, or by calling 410-745-6073. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Contributions Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State for the cost of copying and postage.
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