Connections awarded $18,784 from Women’s Giving Circle of Cumberland County, a fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

Connections awarded $18,784 from Women’s Giving Circle of Cumberland County, a fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

The Fayetteville Observer By Nancy McCleary, Staff Writer Women’s Giving Circle awards $48,000 to fund groups helping children, women The Women’s Giving Circle of Cumberland County awarded $48,080 in grants to agencies that provide services for children and women in need of food and shelter. About 30 members gathered for the presentation that was held at the Ellerslie Drive home of a club member. After a social hour, the women — along with two men who belonged to one of the organizations receiving money — gathered on the deck for the presentation, keeping one eye on the storm clouds that were gathering. Each organization receivingmoney submitted a proposal for use of the funds. A committee, headed by club member Mary Flagg Haugh, voted on the winners. Alms House of Hope Mills received $13,700 to support its Kids Assistance Program that serves elementary, middle and high school students in the Hope Mills area on weekends. Students in need are provided with backpacks of food to help supplement their meals through the weekends. Volunteers prepare about 475 of the bags each week, said Delores Schiebe, the Alms House executive director. Recipients are determined by social workers. Currently, Schiebe said, the program has been helping children at 10 area schools. “The provided bags cost about $5 a bag,” Schiebe said. “It gets pretty expensive. This is a really nice chunk of money.” Connections of Cumberland County was awarded $18,784 to fund the position of a part-time case manager to assist in providing support services at the Day Resource Center. The agency offers programs designed to better the lives of homeless single women, single...
Home is Where the HeART is Sponsor and Donor Artist Opportunities Available!

Home is Where the HeART is Sponsor and Donor Artist Opportunities Available!

We have EXCITING NEWS!  Connections of Cumberland County is planning its Second Annual Art Auction event, Home is Where the HeART is.  It will be held at SkyView on Hay on Thursday 9/27/2018. Please join us as a sponsor or donor artist for an exciting evening of art appreciation with Silent and Live auctions! Sponsorship and donor artist forms can be downloaded...
Save the Date for Connections 2nd Annual Home is Where the HeART is Art Auction!

Save the Date for Connections 2nd Annual Home is Where the HeART is Art Auction!

Join us for an evening of heART! Enjoy silent and live auctions of amazing original art works by numerous talented local artists! Heavy hors d’oeuvres and two drinks (wine/beer) are included in your ticket purchase! Sponsorship opportunities are available! 2017’s Donating Artists included: Lawrence Brian; Stephanie Bostock; Guy Jenks; Rose Kennedy; Becky Lee; David McCune; Grace McGrath; Karen Moore; Ellen Newbauer; John Owen; Deborah Reavis; Laura Reaves; Leroy Robinson; Vilas Tonape; and many more. Don’t miss out – Shari Link is already confirmed to create an original painting at the event that will be up for bid! This was a “sold-out” event last year so buy your tickets soon! See you at the party!! And thanks for attending to help us raise funds to assist the homeless children who come to our day resource center with their single mothers seeking safe housing! https://connections-of-cumberland-county-inc.networkforgood.com/events/7235-home-is-where-the-heart-is...
CityView Photos:  Home is Where the HeART is:  An Art Auction to Help Homeless Children Succeed

CityView Photos: Home is Where the HeART is: An Art Auction to Help Homeless Children Succeed

We had a wonderful evening of HeART at Connection’s first annual fundraiser!  Check out the beautiful photos from CityView!  Thank you to all our sponsors, artists and to those who attended and participated in Home is Where the HeArt Is, an art auction fundraiser on Thursday, September 21 at SkyView on Hay in downtown Fayetteville. More than 25 local artists offered their original art works to be sold by silent and live auctions. It was a great success and will help Connections to continue serving homeless women and children in our...
Home is Where the HeArt Is

Home is Where the HeArt Is

Thank you to all our sponsors, artists and to those who attended and participated in Home is Where the HeArt Is, an art auction fundraiser hosted by Connections of Cumberland County (CCC), on Thursday, September 21 at SkyView on Hay in downtown Fayetteville. More than 25 local artists offered their original art works to be sold by silent and live auctions. It was a great success and will help Connections to continue serving homeless women and children in our...
Honoring Eaton Corporation

Honoring Eaton Corporation

In recognition of Eaton Corporation’s valued support, commitment and strong partnership with Connections of Cumberland County, the Board of Directors of Connections has named its Conference Room in Eaton’s honor. The Eaton Corporation Fayetteville Plant has assisted Connections, since inception, in their mission to empower women and children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to become safe and self-sufficient. Connections operates the only walk-in Day Resource Center with comprehensive case management for women and children who are homeless or facing homelessness.  Pictured left to right: Vivian Tookes, CCC Board Member; Lucy Jones, CCC Board Vice President; Mark Lynch, CCC Board Member; Jerome Bell, CCC Board Member; Jeff Whitford, Human Resource Manager, Eaton Corporation; Rony Ruiz, Plant Manager, Eaton Corporation; Marshall Waren CCC Board Member; and Judy Klinck, CCC Board Member.”...
Connections Now Open on Mondays

Connections Now Open on Mondays

Connections of Cumberland County is now open an additional day each week, on Mondays.  The operation days are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   The new client intake days and hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Making the Homeless Whole Again

Making the Homeless Whole Again

Check out a recent editorial on Connections work with homeless women and children. “One of the keys to success is accountability. Case managers carefully screen the homeless clients and see that they get help with problems that may have contributed to their homelessness. They find housing and work opportunities, as well as training. They track them for as long as two years. The effort is helped along by interns working toward a master’s degree in social work, as well as by volunteers in the mental-health profession. It’s a big, complex business model. And it’s working.” Tim White, Fayetteville Observer Editorial Page Editor Tim White: We can bring them in from the...