Another SOLD Out fundraiser!


The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield is thrilled to announce the resounding success of the 13th Annual Afternoon Tea Party Fundraiser!

Chesterfield, VA – May 13, 2024 – The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield is thrilled to announce the resounding success of the 13th Annual Afternoon Tea Party Fundraiser, held on Saturday, May 11, at the exquisite Chester Baptist’s Great Hall surrounded by beautiful artwork from the Shepherd’s Center’s Adventures in Learning Acrylic Painting Class taught by Mrs. Tonya Mahaffey.

This year’s event was sold out, attracting diverse guests eager to partake in an afternoon of elegance and community spirit. Attendees were greeted by a sea of stylish hats, setting the tone for an unforgettable gathering.

The Great Hall was transformed into a haven of delight, adorned with exquisite decor that complemented the gentle clink of teacups and the enticing aroma of freshly brewed tea. Guests were enveloped in camaraderie as they indulged in traditional tea and an array of delicious treats that tickled their taste buds and warmed their hearts.

More than 140 attendees reveled in the splendors of the event, coming together to support The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield’s invaluable mission. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards uplifting and serving adults over 60 in Chesterfield and neighboring communities. From critical medical transportation to for their beloved pets’ veterinary visits, the Shepherd’s Center provides essential services that enrich the lives of countless individuals.

The success of this year’s Afternoon Tea Party would not have been possible without the generous support of our esteemed sponsors. We extend our deepest gratitude to River City Loves Kindness, Inc., Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service, and our Bronze Table Sponsors, as well as our valued partners Chester Baptist Church, Lucy Corr, Manchester Cleaners-Chester, and Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service.

The event was further enriched by the presence of distinguished community members, including Mr. Donald Raybould, a beloved board member of the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield Board of Trustees. With his captivating insight about aging and Celtic charm, Donald added an air of merriment and entertainment that resonated throughout the room. Additionally, guests were treated to mesmerizing saxophone melodies courtesy of Mr. Michael Anderson and stunning artwork from our very own talented students.

The 13th Annual Afternoon Tea Party was a testament to the power of community and compassion. As we continue our mission of making lives brighter, one beautiful moment at a time, we invite you to stay tuned for more unforgettable events in the future. Together, we can create a brighter future for all.

Photos courtesy of Curtis Anderson Photography.

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St. Patrick's Charity Auction Fundraiser!


The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield’s St. Patrick’s Day Charity Auction Fundraiser Deemed a Resounding Success!

Chesterfield, VA: The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield proudly announces the triumphant outcome of its St. Patrick’s Day Charity Auction Fundraiser. The event saw an overwhelming response from the community, with over 150 attendees. Executive Director Mrs. Susan McCammon expressed her gratitude for the tremendous support received, highlighting the event’s sold-out status and the enthusiastic participation of patrons and sponsors alike.

It was held at the picturesque Meadowbrook Country Club on Saturday, March 9. The evening was an extraordinary blend of philanthropy, entertainment, and camaraderie. Mrs. Margaret Edie, President of Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield’s Board of Trustees, was the evening’s emcee. Renowned auctioneer Mrs. Wendy Grimm, President of the Auctioneer Association of Virginia, gave her expertise to the proceedings, ensuring a dynamic and engaging auction experience for all. Guests were serenaded by the soulful melodies of saxophonist Michael Redman, adding an elegant touch to the event’s ambiance. The generosity of Gold Sponsors, Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service, Virginia Energy & Lighting (VEL), and Markham Burial Vault Service, among others, played a pivotal role in the event’s success. Silver Sponsors such as The Art Factory & Party Place, C3 Heating & Air, Davis Auto Sales, Life Celebration, Home Health & Recovery Companion-Olga Sorrells-PCA, Warfield-Rohr Casket Co., Inc. and Exclusive Wine Pull Sponsor, Wyzisk Pro Services, Bronze Sponsors: The Mast Family and TruBlue of Midlothian Home Service Ally and also contributed significantly to the cause. The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield extends heartfelt appreciation to its passionate volunteers, the organization’s lifeblood. Their unwavering dedication, expertise, and generosity empower the Center to provide vital services and programs to seniors in Chesterfield County and neighboring communities. From free accompanied transportation to HandyHands home repairs and Adventures in Learning mini-college courses, volunteers ensure seniors remain active, safe, healthy, and engaged in their golden years while in their homes.

Funds raised during the event will directly support these critical services, enabling the Shepherd’s Center to continue its mission of enhancing the lives of seniors in the community. Individuals are interested in volunteering or accessing services are encouraged to contact the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield at (804) 706-6689 or visit

Join us at the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield in celebrating the spirit of compassion and community. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on upcoming events and opportunities to get involved.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Susan McCammon

Executive Director

The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield

P.O. Drawer 170

6800 Lucy Corr Blvd.

Chesterfield, VA  23832


About the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield:

The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting seniors in Chesterfield County and surrounding areas. Through a network of passionate volunteers, the Center provides essential services and programs designed to promote independence, health, and well-being among seniors in the community. For more information, visit

Photos courtesy of Brian Wotring  Photography.

In Memory of Mr. Eldridge Brock

Eldridge was not just a valued member of our organization; he was one of the visionaries who played a pivotal role in founding the Shepherd’s Center in 1999. His passion, persistent dedication, and unwavering commitment have left an indelible mark on our community and organization.

Eldridge’s contributions were not limited to his role as a founding member. Throughout the years, he served on numerous committees, consistently providing steadfast support and leadership to our organization for over 25 years. These committees included:

  • Board of Trustees (Past and Current) & Founding  Member
  • Charity Auction Volunteer
  • Applebee’s Breakfast Fundraiser Volunteer
  • Senior Idol Volunteer
  • Tea Party Volunteer
  • Bulk Mailing Committee Member
  • Executive Committee Member
  • Finance Member
  • Fundraising Task Force Member
  • Board of Trustees Member filling Mrs. Beckie Brock’s his wife board position upon her passing.
  • CCRC Member
  • Volunteer Driver
  • Finance Co-Chair
  • Treasurer Chair

Eldridge’s absence will undoubtedly leave a significant gap in our organization that will be challenging to fill. Eldridge’s life and legacy let us also reflect on his tremendous impact on us and the Shepherd’s Center. His unwavering dedication for over 25 years has shaped our organization’s success and growth.

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