Archive for February, 2010

The Next Evening Meal

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

The next evening meal at The Neighbors mealsite is scheduled for March 25th at 5:00 PM.  The menu for that evening is:

  • Chicken and/or Meatloaf
  • Squash
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Assorted Salad
  • Assorted Deserts (to include Pies)
Hungry Folks

Hungry Folks

The cost of the meal is $3.00 for seniors and $4.00 for others.  Because of the popularity of these evening meals reservations are required.  Please call the C.I.D.E.R. Office at 372-6425 to get your name on the list.  Transportation is available if you are unable to drive yourself.  Consider coming out for the evening and enjoy a great meal created by Kelly Robinson and Claudia Geelmuyden, our “Iron Chefs”.

2010 Annual Fund Drive

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

2010 Annual Fund DriveHappy Valentine’s Day from your friends and neighbors at Champlain Islanders Developing Essential Resources, Inc.  C.I.D.E.R. works because a lot of people pitch in to help as volunteers, members, and supporters.  Please join us in our efforts to ensure that every Grand Isle County resident, especially elders and persons with disabilities, may continue to live with dignity in these special Islands’ communities.   Your generous and tax deductible gift will:

  • Provide a neighbor with a ride to the doctor, the grocery store, or to life sustaining therapy such as dialysis.
  • Serve a hot and nutritious meal at our community meals program “THE NEIGHBORS” or deliver Meals-On-Wheels to persons unable to leave their home.
  • Build a wheelchair ramp or other home accessibility project for someone with a physical disability.
  • Support strength and exercise classes for older adults in the Islands.
  • Provide end-of-life information and education for individuals and families facing this difficult and challenging time.
  • Help collect and loan pieces of special needs equipment such as wheelchairs, bedside commodes, and walkers.
  • Coordinate community volunteers making reassurance calls and friendly visits, providing help with bill pay management, and assisting with occasional chores like snow shoveling and air conditioner installation.
  • Make you feel very good about being able to lend a hand to your Island neighbors.

The values that guide C.I.D.E.R. are to be: Caring, Creative, Client Centered, Cost Effective, and Community Based,  With our reliance on volunteers, as well as local support and direction, C.I.D.E.R. is truly “Neighbors Helping Neighbors“.

Please Give Generously