First Annual Fundraising Campaign
We Need Your Help!
In Caring for the Most Amazing People on Chincoteague Island
Did You Know…
Island Community House is Helping!
Island Community House offers many programs for seniors and recently launched Village Neighbors to help seniors age well in place – in their own homes.
Village Neighbors – Mission
The Village Neighbors program helps seniors of Chincoteague live safely and independently in their own homes for as long as possible while having meaningful connections with others. We accomplish this by organizing a pool of vetted volunteers who provide practical help and socialization.
Fundraising Appeal Letter
Dear Friend of the Island Community House,
Life is pretty wonderful for those of us lucky enough to live on Chincoteague, with its friendly, small-town atmosphere, natural beauty, and slower pace. It’s easy to miss the fact that 39% of our population is age 60 or older, and some are living with the barest resources and support. Will you join us in reaching out?
The Island Community House has many programs for seniors who enjoy coming for programs, lunches, lectures, exercise classes, games, and special events. (Accomack County does not offer any senior programming here.) But we are also aware that some seniors are isolated, not able to drive anymore, and in need of a helping hand. We want to offer that.
We have recently launched Village Neighbors to help seniors stay in their own homes. We organize and train volunteers of all ages to offer friendly home visits, rides, errands, technology help, and light chores. Volunteers are not home health care aides or nurses, just caring people who want to offer practical help. We are proud to be one of the more than 300 villages across America that are participating in this national, grassroots movement to care for seniors, and the first on the Eastern Shore.
We are committed to offering Village Neighbors membership to seniors regardless of their ability to pay the $20 per month fee. Fees from seniors who can afford membership help, but cover only a small part of the costs. We need the support of the wider Chincoteague community. We need you.
Please help us to sustain programs for active seniors, and to reach out to those who are more isolated and in need of our compassion. Your tax-deductible donation to the Island Community House will go directly to make life better for our cherished elders.
Thank you so much.
President, Board of Directors
Friendly Home Visit
Social Outings & Events
Computer & Technology Assistance
Help with Light Household Tasks
Assistance with Errands