The Shepherd's Center of Charlotte, Inc. | SHARE Charlotte

The Shepherd's Center of Charlotte, Inc.

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Year Founded:
1980
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Holly Whitfield
Main Address:
3115 Providence Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211

What We Do

The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte is an organization of volunteers that connects learning programs and services to support and enrich lives of older adults. We offer Adventures in Learning programs each quarter for six consecutive Mondays where seniors enjoy fellowship and classes to help keep their minds and bodies active. We also offer a Travel Adventures program that schedules day trips to various venues nearby and overnight trips a bit further afield. Volunteers are integral to our organization; they drive seniors to their medical appointments, counsel seniors on their Medicare options, and assist with tax filings each February - April.

IMPACT OF COVID-19-SPECIFIC NEEDS:
How we are impacted: COVID-19 precautions have prevented our clients from getting to essential medical appointments, pharmacies and grocery stores.

How you can help:
Financial donations: Some of our clients receive food from sources that have been unable to continue at this time. Donations of $25 can help Shepherd's Center provide them with groceries. Our volunteer drivers use their own car and gas. Donations of $10 would help us defray their cost.

Drivers are needed to assist clients to get to essential medical appointments and pharmacies. Drivers are also needed to assist clients with food insecurity by driving them to a grocery store or food bank. Many of our current volunteers are elderly and are not comfortable leaving their homes. Those who are volunteering now are protecting themselves by maintaining a reasonable distance from the client, not entering the client's home, waiting for the client in their cars instead of going in the office with them, and wiping down their cars with disinfectants.

Interesting Info

Adventures in Learning served 581 participants with classes offered by over 75 volunteer instructors in 2019.
Our Travel Adventures programs offered 11 trips with 162 participants in 2019, supported by volunteers.
Thirty-two volunteer drivers made nearly 1000 trips with seniors to their medical appointments in 2019.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Office Volunteer
Repeats every week on Wednesday 52 times.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 1:00pm
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Drivers
Repeats every 4 weeks on Wednesday 52 times.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 8:00am
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Board Member
Repeats on the fourth Wednesday of the month 12 times.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 4:45pm
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