SUN@5: East Stokes Outreach Ministry
“Moving forward in Love”
East Stokes Outreach Ministry, based in Walnut Cove, is a 501(c) (3) non-profit food pantry and thrift store serving their community for over 30 years! East Stokes Outreach Ministry also offers clothing and medication assistance along with utility bill assistance as funding permits.
Amanda Dodson, Executive Director with East Stokes Outreach Ministry, shares with Verne (WBFJ) about the mission and ministry of the organization.
East Stokes Outreach ‘Thrift Store’ offers a wide variety of items including clothes, shoes, household and kitchen items, furniture, electronics, art, books and more. Donations are graciously accepted. All donated items sold helps to support their food pantry. Contact Mary Brown for more info about the Thrift Store: 336-591-3238.
Current needs include pre-packaged snacks, feminine hygiene products, and a few more volunteers. Phone: 336-591-3237 https://www.eaststokesoutreachministry.com/
East Stokes Outreach Ministry is our WBFJ Ministry of the Month for August 2023.
*As heard on Sunday @ 5 on WBFJ (August 27, 2023)
Senior Services: ‘Parenting Workshops for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren’. Many older adults find themselves in the position of raising grandchildren (and/or other minor relatives). The situation is often necessary and often comes with its own unique challenges.
Frandee Nicols, Senior Services Kinship Care Coordinator shares more about ‘Parenting a Second Time Around’.
‘Parenting a Second Time Around’ (or PASTA) Senior Services is offering an eight-week study group for adults 55+ living in Forsyth County who are parenting their grandchildren or other minor relatives. These classes will help participants explore new options and opportunities, learn to overcome challenges as well as celebrate the joys of kinship caregiving.
DETAILS: The group will meet Thursdays (around lunchtime) through September 21 from 11:30 am–1:30 pm at Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Drive in Winston-Salem. Phone: 336-725-0907 https://www.seniorservicesinc.org/