Bake & Craft Sale

Although we receive different grants to help fund all the services and programs that help benefit seniors in Benton County and surrounding areas, we need to do more. One of the most effective and fun ways is to have fundraisers. These are events that help bring together businesses, local leaders, and individuals from the community to show love and support for our seniors most in need in our community.

Each fundraiser has a different theme. However, they each provide towards the same mission – to support area neighbors 60 years and older to continue living independently in the home of their choice.

  • Duelm Knights of Columbus Breakfast: pancake breakfast that is presented by the Duelm KC’s at the St. Lawrence Parish Hall in Duelm. (cancelled for 2020 due to COVID)
  • Pork Chop Dinner & Silent Auction: enjoy a grilled pork chop meal and silent auction at Henry Catering in Foley, MN. (cancelled for 2020 due to COVID)
  • Burgers n’ Brats enjoy a burger or brat in front of the CARE office. (cancelled for 2020 due to COVID)
  • CARE corn Dog Castle at Foley Fun Days (cancelled for 2020 due to COVID)
  • Touching Tables for Seniors: enjoy a sit-down meal while CARE and community members share valuable information on current trends & challenges in our community. (cancelled for 2020 due to COVID)
  • Bake & Craft Sale: come get your baked goods and crafts while supporting an amazing cause. (cancelled for 2020 due to COVID)

Evelyn Scheper

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.

Arlene DeZeller

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!

Carol Pou

Thank you so much for getting a driver for me. I would have been lost without your aid.

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.

CARE Client

I’m more social and active because if volunteers didn’t care about me I wouldn’t get anywhere.

CARE Volunteer

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.

CARE Volunteer

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.

Paige LaDueHenry

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!

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.

Dennis Clark

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.

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!

CARE Volunteer

Dewey Place Fitness is fun! What better way to spend a half hour!

CARE Volunteer

A benefit of volunteering is the satisfaction that you’ve helped someone. It makes me feel good that I’m able to do that.

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.

Sharon Kipka

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.

CARE Client

I appreciate rides to appointments. If my kids can’t take me to the doctor or to St. Cloud, volunteer drivers are always available.

Violet Moeller

Thank you to everyone who helps to keep CARE going for us seniors.

Dewey Place

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!

Carol Brunn

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!

CARE Client

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.