#GivingTuesday COVID-19 Relief Fundraiser
WHO WE ARE:
The Shelby Community and Senior Center is an integral part of the Shelby community and surrounding area. Our main focus lies with the senior citizen population in our area. We strive to provide a fun, engaging place for our seniors to come socialize, exercise, and continue being active well into this amazing part of life called "retirement".
As with many organizations, due to COVID-19, we have recently had to close our doors to these folks, many of whom this is their main outlet and location for meeting up with friends. Several of our folks plan their schedule around OUR scheduling and offered activities, and often-times is the highlight to their week.
With these things in mind, we have also lost revenue for several of our main money-making endeavors. A few of the things we had planned in April were a bus trip to Columbus to Franklin Park Conservatory complete with dinner at Spaghetti Warehouse, our monthly meal open to the community that has generated in the past, enough funds to take care of one month's programming, utilities and payroll for us. The same will be said for May. We ARE hosting a "drive-thru" fish dinner Friday May 8th with the help of The Vault Wine Bar in Shelby, in exchange for usage of our kitchen and facility for their business needs. This will help with some of the revenue we will lose in May. We have a great relationship with The Vault as we help one another out, now and through the many years serving Shelby together. Our meal is sponsored this month by USW #169 and MTD Shelby Operations. Our designated sponsors allow all the proceeds to benefit the senior center. We appreciate the local support and sense of community this conveys to Shelby. #bettertogether
Also planned for May was our annual Spring Gala. We had many direct sales vendors, craft vendors, bake sale items, raffle items, etc. ready for the Saturday before Mother's Day. We had to postpone this event until early fall, slated for September 26th (Saturday) to host this event and keep these folks interested in the Shelby Community and Senior Center as a community partner and to also assist their businesses during this challenging time the best way we can.
Friday May 1st, American Red Cross blood-drive took place at the Senior Center, adhering to Governor DeWine's distance and safety implementations, while trying to garner much needed blood for people that are ill and hospitalized. #bettertogether
In the past, the spring and summer months have been our greatest way to bring in funding. We rent the facility out to people from the community for events like weddings, baby showers, graduation parties and the like. We have had multiple cancellations and hopeful reschedules due to COVID-19.
On a brighter note, we have been able to clean, sanitize, paint and utilize some of the grant monies we have received this past year for requested projects. We hope to continue to be able to reach out to some of our folks for needed personal items, groceries and well-checks.
We especially look forward to resuming activities very soon and thank you for your consideration in support of the Shelby Community and Senior Center and our mission of loving our senior citizen's like family.
We are #bettertogether!
Pamela Awwiller, Director
Shelby Community and Senior Center
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