Stewpot Board Elects Officers
The Stewpot Board elected officers at their March meeting. The following officers were elected: Nancy Howell, Chair; Charlie Frith, Vice Chair, Ellen Rusell, Secretary and Connie Smith, Treasurer. The new officers are pictured below from left to right: Charlie Frith, Connie Smith, Nancy Howell and Ellen Russell.
Little Rock Christian Academy Student Collects for the Stewpot
Peri Mitchell, an eighth grade student at Little Rock Christian Academy, is pictured with the hundreds of personal hygiene products she asked friends and family to donate for the homeless. Students in her Biblical World View Class read a book called "Do Hard Things". The book challenges teenagers to go out and do something beyond their comfort zone. Mr. John DiVito, their teacher, assigned each student to do a project. Peri chose to help the homeless because she felt this would influence her life not only now, but also in the future.
Lyric Rogers from Westover Hills Collects Underwear and Socks for the Stewpot
Lyric Rogers from Westover Hills Presbyterian Church recently celebrated her 11tha birthday. Instead of gifts, she asked her guests to bring socks and underwear for Stewpot.
Thank You, Lyric!
Wesley Briggs recently
joined the Stewpot as a paid employee. He replaced Cedric Gathers. Wesley will
be working on Wednesdays and Thursdays. In addition to helping Ed with his many chores, Wesley will also be helping Barbara in the Clothes Closet on Thursdays. Be sure to welcome him when you see him.
Westover Hills Choir Makes Donation to Stewpot
Ed Brown, Stewpot Day Manager; Mary Lois Stanfield, Ed Stanfield, Nancy Rorex, Manager of Stewpot; Betty Glenn, Nancy Howell, Stewpot Board Chair and David Austin.
The Westover Hills Choir recently made a donation to the Stewpot in memory of Stewart Stanfield, son of Ed Stanfield. Ed worked at the Stewpot for many years as a member of the 1st Wednesday Team & always brought 3 gallons of milk as well as day old pastries picked up from Community Bakery for the Stewpot. Ed was known at the Stewpot as “Seconds,” since he always served seconds (usually food left over from the day before) to Stewpot patrons. Ed was sorely missed when he retired from the Stewpot.
Thanks to the Westover Hills Choir!
DONATING TO THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST
When we first learned that socks are the most requested clothing item in homeless shelters, we knew we had to do something. We started Bombas to make an impact on our community by donating a pair of socks for every pair we sold and continue that philosophy of thoughtful giving towards each clothing item we make. No matter what it is, one purchased = one donated.
Bombas recently donated 3,000 pairs of socks to the Stewpot. The socks were delivered during a rain storm and most of the boxes were soaked. Luckily, the cellophane wrapping of the socks kept them dry.