Shepherd's Center Services Temporarily Suspended
Free Accompanied Transportation and Handy Hands have been temporarily suspended
as a result of the COVID-19 emergency
Cancellation of Spring AIL
Dear Friends of the Shepherd’s Center:
We are sad to announce that The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield is canceling its spring Adventures In Learning (AIL) session. Adventures In Learning is one of the most important parts of our mission to help seniors to avoid loneliness and enable fellowship, and we know that you will be as disappointed as we are with this painful decision.
The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield’s Board of Trustees has been carefully monitoring the situation with the potential spread of the COVID-19 illness. National and local public health officials and other experts are urging proactive measures rather than reactive ones and suggest social distancing as one of the most effective ways for the U.S. to reduce viral spread. As you know, many events around the country and our local areas have been canceled for this reason.
Since most of the AIL attendees are members of the most vulnerable category affected by COVID-19, it is appropriate for us to be conservative in our approach to public gatherings. In addition, Governor Northam has requested no public gathering of over 10 people to meet for the next several weeks. Rather than postpone our schedule for half the session and then possibly have to deal with continuing the closure, we believe the best approach is to allow all of us to take the time to pass through this period with minimal exposure to risk.
We are hoping to move the classes scheduled this spring to the fall session. Our fall session runs from September 23 to November 11, 2020.
If you have any questions, please call Susan at (804) 892-2350.
We appreciate your tremendous support of the Adventures In Learning’s mission and look forward to your participation, if possible, next fall. This has been a difficult decision, but we believe it is the best decision to minimize the risk to students, instructors, hospitality team members and staff.
Thank you for your understanding,
Rob Mast, Board President
Susan McCammon, Executive Director
Due to the declared state of emergency for both Chesterfield County and the Commonwealth
The Charity Auction scheduled for Saturday, March 14th,
has been Postponed until
May 2, 2020
Protecting Yourself from the Coronavirus
Dear Friends of The Shepherd’s Center,
Simply put, our mission exists to enhance the quality of life for our seniors. So, it’s natural that the well-being of our volunteers, clients, and the community are always at the forefront of our thinking. Like other organizations, we’re taking additional precautions, by having hand sanitizers in our offices, soap in our restroom. We are regularly wiping down and sanitizing surfaces and frequently touch items such items such as desktops, phones and pens in our office area. We have gloves on order for our volunteer drivers, HandyHands volunteers and office volunteers and will let you know when we receive them in the office.
By now, everyone knows to cover their mouth when they cough and sneeze, wash their hands with soap for 20 seconds, avoid touching their faces – but, as always, if anyone isn’t feeling well, the responsible thing to do is to stay home. This goes for everyone.
This is a changing scenario, so we are engaged with the county and we’re closely monitoring circumstances. If anything changes, we will let volunteers and clients know. But in the meantime, please be safe, be smart, be conscientious, and know that we are here to provide critical services to our elderly community as we have for nearly 20 years.
President, The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield
Executive Director, The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield
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"You never know what's inside of you"
The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield is actively seeking fun and caring volunteers to serve on our Hospitality Committee
The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield is actively seeking fun and caring volunteers to serve on our Hospitality Committee. We need volunteers to help with prepping pantries and coffee to serve in the mornings and helping with lunch in the afternoon on Wednesdays for 8 weeks starting in January 2020 during our lifelong learning class sessions (Adventures In Learning) in Chester. No experience is necessary.
There are three possible shifts available depending on your preference:
•Arrive at 7:45 am to help prepare coffee and pantries for our seniors
•Arrive at 9 am to help with the lunch meal preparation to include serving our seniors
•Arrive by 12:30 pm to help with cleaning, sweeping, mopping and taking out the trash.
The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield, Virginia is a local non-profit, interfaith organization of volunteers who donate their time; talents and passion to help senior adults in our very own community remain independent in their own homes.
We were established by our community in August 2001 with the following mission: “To enrich the lives of adults 60 and over by offering opportunities for interfaith community service, lifelong learning, and assistance in maintaining an independent lifestyle.” Simply put: “We are volunteers that help seniors continue to live healthy, safe, vibrant and independent lives in their own homes for as long as possible.”
Volunteers are the backbone and heart of our organization. For more information please contact The Shepherd’s Center at: email@example.com or 804-706-6689.
Our Mission Statement
“The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield enriches the lives of adults 60 and over by offering opportunities for Interfaith community service, lifelong learning, and assistance in maintaining an independent lifestyle.”
The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield is actively seeking fun and caring volunteers!
Easy Ways to Support the Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield
Give when you shop or when you want to remove an unused car from your yard. These are all ways you can donate to the support of the Shepherd’s Center.
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When you shop at Kroger, a small donation will be made to the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield. When you register, use the NPO number: XG316 so that the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield will receive a donation from your purchases. Visit the Kroger Rewards Program site now.
When you sign up to have your debit or credit card linked to this program so any purchases made on that card will be rounded up to the nearest dollar with the change donated to the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield. Visit CaringCent site now.
Donate any unwanted vehicle to C.A.R.S. Choose the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield as your Non-Profit. The Vehicle will be picked up at no cost to you and you will receive a statement for your taxes once the vehicle has been sold. Proceeds from the sale of the vehicle will benefit the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield. Visit the C.A.R.S. site now.
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