Senior Citizens, Inc. held a special gathering to thank EmployAbility volunteers from Day Habilitation and Community Access Groups for their continued participation in SCI’s Meals on Wheels Program. A fantastic spread of cupcakes was supplied by Smallcakes in addition to a scrumptious hot chocolate bar, juice, and boxes of delicious candies from River Street Sweets. Patty Lyons, Michael Solomon, Deb Thomson, and Lily McCormick from SCI handed out the sweet treats to delighted volunteers.
EmployAbility currently has over 20 volunteers who go out weekly to deliver Meals on Wheels to elderly residents in Savannah who have long-term and short-term disabilities and those recovering from surgery, illness or accidents, or people who have few social supports. The volunteering began with Day Habilitation participants and has now grown to include two eager squads of volunteers from the agency’s Community Access Groups, overseen by Matting Stripling and LaJuana Hendrix. Community Access Groups provide community integration and volunteer opportunities for those we serve.
EmployAbility has volunteered weekly with Meals on Wheels since 1999. In fact, EmployAbility’s Day Habilitation department received the J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award that same year for outstanding volunteer service to their communities.
The long-time connection that EmployAbility has with SCI is immensely meaningful to us because it provides our volunteers with a meaningful way to give back to the community each week!
If you have a volunteer opportunity for EmployAbility’s Community Access program participants, give us a call at (912) 644-7500.