A Month of “A Labor Of Love”

Busy bees in the month of February 2019!  

It was so busy and sales were flying off the shelf at the Vidant Main Gift Shop on Valentines Day. We had time to take only a few pictures in between the wrappings!

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And of course our biggest event of the year, the Annual Charity Ball is on February 23, 2019.  Chairs Theresa Warren and Marcia Pleasants and all the committee members are making the final details and decorations for “An English Country Garden”.  It’s been reported that the Queen herself may be there!  You wouldn’t want to miss it!

Reporter Bonnie, Secret Service Marcia, Queen Danette

 

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Delivering With A Smile

Under the leadership of Gwen Gordon, our Special Projects Committee has been making the rounds!  Delivering crayons, activity books, and coloring books to Vidant Hospital are members Carol Rados and Brenda Whichard.  These supplies will be used by the children who are at the hospital but are not allowed to go into visitations.  The purchase of these supplies came from the sale of dog chews which is a spinoff of the Blanket Workshop Project.

Here is another delivery of supplies to the Creative Living Center.  Members donated paper products, trash bags, magazines and other items at the February General Membership meeting.  These supplies are much needed and appreciated by the Creative Living Center staff.

Our thanks to all the hard work by the Special Projects Committee!

Charity Ball Invitations — Addressed By Hand

It’s that time of year again and it has come around fast!  Service League ladies hand addressing hundreds of invitation envelopes to The Laughinghouse Fund Charity Ball.

Our thanks to all who dedicated a morning to this endeavor as it is done with care and love.

The Service League of Greenville’s 56th Annual Laughinghouse Charity Ball is on February 23, 2019.  The theme is — AN ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN!

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Our Meetings…Holiday Style!

Our annual Christmas Tea in the month of December is once again, colorful and bright.

It is conducted by an elf named Danette…

Rita Galbraith presents her report and shares the beautiful blankets that her committee is making for patients and families.  We are honored to have coffee in a silver set that was owned by member Connie Bond.

Wonderful food and fellowship is summed up by our organizer Brenda Philips:

Please extend my gratitude to the membership for helping to make the Christmas Tea a success again this year by bringing holiday goodies.
I particularly want to again recognize Jamie Kirby and Marcia Pleasants, my trusty assistants; Earlene Hite , who not only arranged the exquisite flowers but donated them as well; for sustaining members Kathy Beckman and Laurie Charlton who served beverages; and last, but not least, Annelle West who helped set up and navigate the church kitchen. She also took the linens home to laundry.
Terrence Clemons was invaluable! And such a gentleman.
I am donating any expense I encountered for cups, plates, napkins, supplies, coffee, cider, etc. So, as far as I know there will be no expense for the tea to the League.
I hope the provisionals will continue to be “lit “with the love shown them during this welcoming tea.

Our provisional members (l to r):  Ann Braxton, Karen Carr, Melanie Gaines, Miranda Oliver, Dorothy Muller, Phyllis Horns, Barbara Quinn

There is just so much talent in the League and in the November meeting, we were entertained by our past president, Annelle West’s singing and guitar.

We wish everyone a merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday!

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Delivery for Layette

A delivery of 12 Layette bags was made on Nov 6 to both The Brody School of Medicine OB/GYN Department and Public Health Baby Love program. Another remaining 12 layette packages were delivered to Carolina Pregnancy on Wednesday. The organizations were extremely appreciative of the generosity from the members of the Service League of Greenville. The donated baby supplies and clothing will be distributed for use in our local community.

Thank you to Rita Galbraith for organizing the collection and delivery of these items!  

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What We’ve Been Up To — September 2018

service-league-sealService League of Greenville volunteers were hard at work in the month of — September 2018.

Here are just some of the ways our members shared their Service League time and talent with their community:

  • Service League Gift Shops & Snack Carts —  502.5 hours
  • Charity Ball Fundraiser — 12 hours
  • Vidant Medical Center Activities —- 22 hours
  • Ronald McDonald House —  22 hours
  • Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice —33 hours
  • McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge —- 108 hours
  • Layettes Program — 27 hours
  • Other Projects — 378 hours
  • Meetings —  262 hours

Total    -—  1400.5 hours of service to our community!

Buy a Brick program in support of the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina

In the News…

The Service League was publicly recognized again by Vidant Health in a full page ad in The Daily Reflector on October 14 and October 21.  Pictured in their Service League coats, from left are Kim Lewis, Fran Best, Bonnie Porter, Karen Gagnon, and our website designer, Linda Anselmi, who will be greatly missed due to her relocating in November.

We are appreciative of this ad and the continued support and partnership with Vidant Health.

 

 

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What We’ve Been Up To — This Summer

Service League of Greenville volunteers were hard at work in the month of June/July/August.

Even though we are on break over the summer months, here are some of the ways our members shared their Service League time and talent with their community:

  • Service League Gift Shops & Snack Carts — 544 hours
  • Charity Ball Fundraiser — 59 hours
  • Vidant Medical Center Activities —- 17.5 hours
  • Ronald McDonald House —  28 hours
  • Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice — 151.5 hours
  • McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge —- 158.5 hours
  • Layettes Program — 63 hours
  • Other Projects — 139.5 hours
  • Meetings —  199.5 hours

Total    -—  1360.5 hours of service to our community!

Way to go Ladies!

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Donations for Grifton to assist with Florence Recovery

Service League members gathered items that were donated at Pugh’s Tire on Dickinson Avenue on Tuesday, Sept 18.  Grifton is currently experiencing major flooding and loss of power due to Hurricane Florence this past weekend.

Susan Thornton, Danette Pugh, Wilma Shackelford

There was a great outpouring from the members and the community.  All the items have  been loaded and delivered to Grifton Mission Ministries. Thanks to everyone!

 

Giving A Helping Hand At RMH Telethon

Although Service League of Greenville members are currently on summer break, when a helping hand is needed for the second annual Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina Telethon we find a way to be there.

SLG members working the phone bank at the second annual Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina Telethon.

Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina is an independent, community supported 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for families of children who are receiving treatment in our community’s medical facilities.  

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