Neighbors helping neighbors for 20 years

This year marks a very special anniversary for Community Caregivers: 2014 is the 20th anniversary of the founding of an organization that took a simple idea, grew and spread, and yet, despite passing years, pressure, and changing times, never lost that simple focus.

This year, to celebrate neighbors helping neighbors for two decades, Community Caregivers will be having a number of events in which the public can take part, contribute to, or attend.

Thus far, we have raised around $10,000 from your kind donations, but we still have a way to go, so keep that up.

We are planning several events with further opportunities to donate, sponsor, or attend. Notably, we will be auctioning off a commemorative Caregiving Hands necklace made and donated by Refined Designs. That will take place in the late summer or fall at our gala.

We are also tentatively planning a Neighbors Helping Neighbors event for Sept. 11 with both $500 and $250 sponsorships available.

Don’t forget, the upcoming golf tournament has multiple opportunities to sponsor as well as play.

If you’d like more information on any of these opportunities, please call the office at 456-2898, or contact Kathy Burbank, executive director, at

At a time when our leaders can’t even agree to disagree and the economy continues to sputter along in a state of static equilibrium, neighbors helping neighbors means more and more each day. One person helping another improves both lives and that truly makes the world a better place for everyone.

If you want to become a volunteer, have a need for services, or just want to learn more about CC, call the office, attend a meeting, or check out our website at Thanks and we look forward to the next 20 years of neighbors helping neighbors.