St. Jude Children's Hospital "Color 4 Cancer Project" - December 16th
Granny's Angels teamed with other local sponsors to provide coloring books and crayons for St. Jude Children's Hospital Color 4 Cancer project. Local patrons (although small in number) were beyond amazed by the amount of coloring books and crayons graciously given and wished we could have done more!! 314 coloring books and 304 crayons were received so over six HUNDRED items will be donated to St. Jude Hospital in total!! Each child will be blessed by YOUR generosity and are grateful to serve the children !!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!
A Community Affair - December 13th
Team Angels provided volunteer services on Dec. 13th at the MIX 101.5 Radiothon for Duke Children's assisting with patient relations and writing thank you cards.
"Thanksgiving Day After" at Gabriel Manor - November 23rd
Granny's Angels volunteered at Gabriel Manor in Clayton on Friday, November 23rd with residents playing Bingo, offering giveaways, providing and serving refreshments. We are looking forward to hosting a Senior Citizen Prom for residents in 2019! We truly enjoy working in our community and helping our senior citizens - if only to make them smile, listen to them, and add joy and excitement to their lives....stay tuned! The prom option seem to make them smile and have something to look forward to.
Johnston Community College 2018 Donor Appreciation
Granny's Angels attended the November 4, 2018 Donor Appreciation event and is a JCC Associate Level Donor. This annual event recognizes all generous donors and scholarship recipients. The faculty and staff of the year awards are also presented at this event.
Salvation Army Call of Duty
October 2nd and 4th
Assisting Salvation Army with Christmas Client Registration:
Tuesday, October 2nd (12:00 - 4:00 PM)
Thursday, October 4th (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
The first week of October, volunteers were needed to assist with Client Registration at Cary Town Center (former Sears) 1105 Walnut Street in Cary, when parents register their kids to receive Christmas clothes and toys. Volunteers chose to assist for a shift of time or all day. It was indeed a great group activity!
Book Bag Supplies & Distribution August 23 - 24
300 book bags and supplies were provided and split between these two local schools during open house. Supplies included crayons, pencils, pencil sharpener, notebooks, folders, erasers, glue sticks, and pencil cases. Distribution took place at Benson Elementary School on 8/23 and to Four Oaks Elementary School on 8/24. Granny's Angels also heeded the call to assist local church (New Christian Fellowship) in community to pack and load approximately 3,000 book bags for under privileged families in Johnston County.
Book Bag Assembly at New Day Christian Fellowship Church - August
Habitat for Humanity Build Project - July
Bringing families together, bridging the community, and bringing hope for people in our community to build and improve a place they can call home.
Duke Children's Hospital - July
Always ready and willing to volunteer time for children initiatives. It was a fun day to assist Duke Children’s Hospital with fundraising events to assist with cancer programs.
Granny's Angels Tea Party - June
What better way to discuss goals and plan future projects than to have a Tea Party! A great way to acknowledge accomplishments and enjoy one another over tea, coffee, and light refreshments ... A Family Affair!
Salvation Army Donor Appreciation Dinner - May
Salvation Honors Donors & Volunteers
Salvation Army honored all donors and volunteer staff at the May 2018 awards banquet. Individuals and groups who keep programs running and offer support all year long were acknowledged.
Granny's Angels participates every 4th Tuesday at the Raleigh Soup Kitchen. Remember, let's keep the bells ringing!
We lead, we teach, we participate...it is a joy to work together alongside our daughters and remind them about serving the needs of others!
Donating $$$ and Volunteering Our Time
Supporting our local community college, JCC.
Providing book bags to underprivileged kids and neighborhoods. In August 2017, we provided 500 bags and hope to be able to accomplish again this year.
Assisting other agencies (New Generation Church - Wilson Mills) with back to school supplies
One of our very own Granny's Angels, Ruth Smith, a former educator of NC Public Schools who knows too well the value of saving and spending a dollar. She recently started an online store for teachers. Check out EduSigns collections today at www.myedusigns.com.
Advocates for Johnston Community College - May (ongoing)
Granny's Angels proudly supportsJohnston Community College (JCC) by serving on the Board of Directors, providing financial assistance, and volunteering. Granny's Angels is currently a "Circle of Friends" associate member of donors.Jean Barnes serves as JCC Foundation Board Directorand provided the commencement speech at this year's 2018 graduation ceremony.
JCC is the place where many of us got our start and we know that JCC truly lives by its motto "one college with many opportunities." Enroll today. Become a donor...calling all alumni. We need you!
Supporting the Kids - May
Granny's Angels is happy to support community fundraisers for patients and families. We don't mind rolling up our sleeves to offer assistance with hospitals, for example, as they continue to provide world-class health care to hundreds of children and families, giving them hope for a brighter future. We know that giving of our time will come back to us in blessings....we are reminded as Jesus said, "it is more blessed to give than to receive."