Your Donation – Making A Difference

September 9, 2019

Met with some clients on Friday who are working through our Care Management Program (services are provided at no cost).   It’s amazing what can happen when an older Islander has some help in setting goals and following-through!  These successes often impact multiple facets of daily living – better functioning and adherence to treatment plans are positively impacted.  It is so gratifying to work with people 1:1 and get to see the successes!

This work is supported through your donations and through our fundraising.  Our walk/run on October 5th is our 1st big fundraiser.  Please consider contributing what you can.  Even a $20.00 donation can make a difference in continuing to provide this program.  To register as a walker or runner, go to www.securetherunningzone.com or call 321-501.3999.

To donate you can go to the “donate” button on this site, visit our store and make a cash donation or send a check to I Love My Island, Inc., 245 Crockett Blvd., Merritt Island, Fl. 32953.

EVERY CONTRIBUTION IS MEANINGFUL AND APPRECIATED!  Our work in the community continues because of YOU. Thank you.

** We are still in need of business sponsors for this event.  Please call 321.501.3999.

Carolyn

 

September 5, 2019

We were so lucky!  Praying for all those in the Bahamas who were hit so hard.  A reminder of just how unpredictable hurricanes are.

We are working on our Run/Walk scheduled for October 5th. Our newest sponsor is Island Barber Parlour at 525 N Courtenay Parkway.  Dana and the crew there are the best and we appreciate their donation.  THANK YOU!

We are also accepting individual sponsorships or donations.  If you can help with this – our only fundraiser this year – please go to the donate page on this site or call me at 321.501.3999.

Thank you to Linda, Polly, Mary and Christine for you individual donations!

We are still seeking sponsors from businesses small and large.  These include some terrific advertising opportunities.  For information call 321.501.3999.

These are our medals.  If you haven’t signed up go to the Running Zone and register.

 

 

 

Thursday August 29, 2019

The forecasters are saying we are going to be in the path of Hurricane Dorian with a possible landfall on Sunday.

Please stay calm and prepare.  You know what to do – get water, bring anything that can become a projectile inside, make sure you have needed medications and food that does not require cooking or refrigeration.  Charge your phones.  You might need flashlights and make sure you have batteries.  Make sure you have 1/2 tank of gas in your car.  If you plan on using a generator if we lose electricity – outside only!  Never place a generator inside a garage.

Monitor local news and weather reports for information, warnings and emergency instructions if any are issued by the county.

If you want to evacuate find out where emergency shelters are located.  If you need help, visit the Brevard County Emergency Management Facebook page for up-to-date information or call the BCEM office at 321.637.6670.

If you have special needs (such as requiring oxygen or other medical equipment that requires electricity) plan now.  As a safety measure, collect and safeguard any critical paperwork in a waterproof container.  Assemble a first aid kit.  

There is no need to panic – preparation can make a huge difference in safety.  Prepare and stay aware of local news.  Remember – safety first!

Carolyn

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Monday August 26, 2019

Helen* was brought to my office a week ago by her brother.  She has lived in a nursing home for many years after a tragic auto accident left her with brain damage.  Her family has been supportive and visits her regularly but they are not in a position to help her monetarily.  Helen has been wearing clothes handed down from other residents of her home, she has not chosen an outfit for herself for some time.

Helen and I spent about an hour finding pants and blouses she liked.  She was very picky (as I am!) about the color and fit. We found several new outfits and Helen had a huge smile on her face as she left!  Seems like such a little thing – new pants and blouses – but such an important gift from the community.

You helped put that smile on her face through your donations to our non-profit.  There are many older Islanders like Helen that need your help. Although I have changed her name to protect her privacy there are many “Helens” on our Island.  Your donations are returned to the community through our non-profit organization and YOU make a difference.  Thank you for caring and contributing!

Carolyn

September 5, 2019

We were so lucky!  Praying for all those in the Bahamas who were hit so hard.  A reminder of just how unpredictable hurricane are.

We are working on our Run/Walk scheduled for October 5th. Our newest sponsor is Island Barber Parlour at 525 N Courtenay Parkway.  Dana and the crew there are the best and we appreciate their donation.  THANK YOU!

We are also accepting individual sponsorships or donations.  If you can help with this – our only fundraiser this year – please go to the donate page on this site or call me at 321.501.3999.

Thank you to Linda, Polly, Mary and Christine for you individual donations!

We are still seeking sponsors from businesses small and large.  These include some terrific advertising opportunities.  For information call 321.501.3999.

 

 

We want to share the stories of how your donation is making a difference in our community.  Here I will post stories of the people we help, updates on activities we currently support, information on new programs and announcements about upcoming events.

YOU make a difference everyday by supporting our My Island Thrift Store where proceeds go back to the community through our non-profit (501(c)3, I Love My Island, Inc.  We could not do it without you!