321 6th Avenue
PO Box 65
Foley, MN 56329
Office Hours are Monday
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
It’s heartwarming to give back to the people who gave so much. We ought to give back for all that people have done. Volunteering is one way to do it without costing an arm and a leg.
I just want to thank CARE and Catholic Charities for offering the living with chronic pain seminar. It really helped me in two days. First, it gave me an understanding of how to live with chronic pain, and secondly, it showed me that I am really lucky compared to others in the seminar. Thank you for working together to help our community.
I’m thinking all you folks at CARE need to give yourselves a great big… ATTA-People!!! atta-girls, atta-boys… You’re all doing so much good in the world. Bright Blessings!
When I started volunteering for seniors my goals was to help seniors stay in their homes as long as they wanted to & were able to do so. I thought if we could help them with a few services they no longer could perform they could stay at home & be healthier & happier! I soon found out I was getting more than I was giving. When I visit & talk with seniors they are always thankful for the services I do for them & are appreciative of me just listening & talking to them. They teach me compassion, acceptance & love for others. Seeing Christ’s love in their eyes makes my life much fuller. I go away with a lighter heart & a love for them I can’t describe!
Thank you to everyone who helps to keep CARE going for us seniors.
Butch & Carol Bukowski
Dear Members of CARE Program,
We were so impressed with everything you do for the seniors of the area. Also with all the volunteers. We enjoyed the luncheon for much delicious.
I feel a lot different. I have more energy and I’m not so sore or stiff. It even did my head good, I think!
Thank you for your wonderful work at the Pork Chop Dinner. It was a marvelous way to bring our community together to support the continued dignity of the elderly. Good food, good company, and good cause. Thank you for making a positive difference.
Why do I volunteer? It seems like such as easy question until you have to put it into words. Sometimes there are no words to describe the sense of fulfillment you get when you realize you have just helped someone or just given them the feeling they matter. It’s a great feeling to help put a smile on someone’s face, that maybe hasn’t had anything to smile about for a while. Also I’m not getting any younger; I hope there will be someone there to do the same for me. Volunteering is a great way to energize your spirit!
Dewey Place Fitness
I joined the exercise group because I was feeling sluggish and wasn’t getting anywhere. It has enlightened my life drastically. There are wonderful ladies, some I knew, some I befriended. We even take our instructor out to eat with us!
Thank you so much for getting a driver for me. I would have been lost without your aid.
More people need to get involved. If you can’t be a driver, get involved with other fundraisers or activities. It takes all kinds of people.
Dewey Place Fitness
I can’t do exercise any other place or at home, so I like it in the community room. It’s more fun in a group.
Until you know you can’t do things for yourself you don’t appreciate all the thing you girls do. All you are super people.
A benefit of volunteering is the satisfaction that you’ve helped someone. It makes me feel good that I’m able to do that.
I appreciate rides to appointments. If my kids can’t take me to the doctor or to St. Cloud, volunteer drivers are always available.
Jen Lamont, Outreach Specialist, Tri-CAP
My experience partnering with CARE has been a positive one. CARE was easy to work with and helpful while working together to reach the energy assistance needs of mutual clients. I look forward to continuing the partnership in reaching those who could use our assistance.
We wouldn’t have a CARE program if we didn’t have volunteers. We need funding, but we also need volunteers. There’s a whole bunch of caring people out there.
Dewey Place Fitness is fun! What better way to spend a half hour!
I’m more social and active because if volunteers didn’t care about me I wouldn’t get anywhere.