Report of October Guest Speaker: Renée Caulder
Whether you are a lonely senior, a teen who needs affordable graduation wear or a child who needs tutoring in math , SOS is there for residents of District 69. On October 5th, guest speaker, Renée Caulder, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources, took us through the history of SOS and the many social programs this wonderful organization offers.
Now in it’s 50th year, SOS came into being when a call went out to community leaders throughout District 69. This call came from concerned individuals whose social conscience wouldn’t allow them to ignore the plight of their neighbours. Families in need were not receiving the help they needed to overcome hardships. Was it possible to create an effective organization to help the families in District 69? For more information on SOS’s history: https://www.sosd69.com/about/item/our-history-2
In those 50 years, SOS has grown a variety of programs (actually more than 30), support and services (free of charge) for the residents of District 69, including in-house programs, workshops and special events. SOS also subsidizes some program and services for local residents, such as Meals on Wheels and Personal Growth programs. For information on programs and services: https://www.sosd69.com/programs-services
In addition, SOS provides information on and referrals to other services available in our community.
SOS programs and services are supported by over 350 volunteers. They are funded by the sale of donated goods through their Thrift Shop (their greatest source of income), cash donations, estate bequests, and fundraising activities.