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2019 Volunteer of the Year

We are excited to announce Rachael Gossage as our 2019 Volunteer of the Year! Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we had to cancel our annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch and were unable to honor Rachael. We also haven’t been fortunate enough to see her again until recently to …

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Volunteers of the 2nd Quarter

Shared by Kelley Chapman, Volunteer Manager… The amazing duo, Barbara and Buddy Smith are the Volunteers of the Second Quarter of this epic year.  This fabulous couple have been our dedicated Friday drivers since joining us in June of 2018.  In addition to being our …

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Volunteer of the 1st Quarter

Shared by Kelley Chapman, Volunteer Manager Our Volunteer of the First Quarter is the uber organized Community Liaison of Benefitfocus,  Jaclyn Smith. Jaclyn has been such an “energizer bunny” since she joined us in January 2016, as she is quite the multi-tasker!  This amazing gal …

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Menu Tasting

We are taking you behind the scenes to learn what it takes to meal plan for more than 300 people!   We truly believe food is medicine, so in 2015 we adopted NIH standards for our new meals. Twice a year we challenge students from the …

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The Bellaciccos, Volunteers of the Year 2018

Volunteers of the Year 2018

The 2018 Walter Notten Award for Superior Volunteer Service Award was bestowed upon Lori and Rob Bellacicco and their dog, Bella. Rob and Lori drive on Fridays — rain, snow or shine. They helped us immensely after the 2018 snowstorm when the roads were still …

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Volunteer of the Quarter, Q3 2018, Jane Dodge

Volunteer of the Quarter: Jane Dodge

Jane Dodge is the 2018 third quarter “Volunteer of the Quarter!” Jane began volunteering with East Cooper Meals on Wheels in 2016 as a substitute packer. Since day one, Jane jumps in at any given moment. The summer months are an ideal time for many …

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Volunteers of the Second Quarter of 2018 Kathy Whitfield and Judy Mayo with Volunteer Manager Kelley Chapman

Volunteers of the Quarter: Kathy Whitfield and Judy Mayo

Kathy Whitfield and Judy Mayo have been our Tuesday “Route F” drivers for many years. Although Kathy and Judy did not begin at East Cooper Meals on Wheels together, they were matched together, perfectly, over time. Initially, Kathy had a driving partner. Once Kathy’s partner …

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Barb Kaufman Volunteer of the First Quarter 2018

Volunteer of the Quarter: Barbara Kaufman

Barbara Kaufman was selected as the 2018 first quarter “Volunteer of the Quarter.” She began volunteering with East Cooper Meals on Wheels in 2015 as a substitute Pastry Volunteer. Since then, Barbara has become a routine Pastry Volunteer as well as Event Volunteer. Plus, she …

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8 Year Old Vito Scarafile collects pet food

Eight Year Old Collects Pet Food for East Cooper Meals on Wheels

Vito Scarafile stopped by East Cooper Meals on Wheels on Dec. 19 with a donation of $200 and several bags of pet food. The 8-year-old boy had previously helped his mom, Julie Scarafile, deliver meals and wanted to know how he could help. Vito discovered …

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LYFT Volunteers build handicap ramps for ECMOW recipients

LYFT Replaces Handicap Ramps for Homebound Neighbors

Throughout the year, we have several organizations willing to help in any way that they can, but this particular group traveled all the way from Ohio to make a difference in our community. Second Shift Community Fellowship started in 2005 as a Saturday evening worship …

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