The Well continues to assist community


By Martin Graham - [email protected]



The Well at Sunnyside has been busy this summer helping kids with meals and is looking forward to a few events coming in the next couple of months. The Well has also invited the community to take part in the Mum and Pumpkin sale in front of ERA Martins and Associates that will benefit a few local organizations including The Well. This will be held today from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.


The Well at Sunnyside in Washington C.H. has announced a few events that will benefit The Well, including a craft show and the annual dinner, as well as a show fundraiser.

“Our Kids’ Cafe went quite well this summer,” Chiquita Nash, free store director and volunteer coordinator said. “The numbers dropped off a little but we fed between The Well and The Warehouse over 7,000 meals and snacks. We had about 65 meals per day from The Well and together with The Warehouse, we gave out around 95 meals a day.”

The Well is now working on the next craft show which will be held on Nov. 7 from 3 to 8 p.m. Some of the items that have been confirmed for the show are homemade ribbons and bows, primitive crafts, as well as direct sales vendors, baked goods and The Well will have cards. The Well will also be serving a chicken noodle dinner that evening and pies or cake for dessert.

The annual “Dinner and a Show,” which is The Well’s biggest fundraiser, will be held on Dec. 5 at South Side Church of Christ. A time for the event will be announced soon. The tickets for this event will go on sale on Oct. 1 and The Well will have some silent auction items up for grabs. If anyone is interested in getting their name out there, The Well is accepting silent auction items to be donated.

“We are currently working on a shoe fundraiser to help bring shoes to kids who could really use them,” Nash said. “We will accept shoes that are still in working shape, but might have a little use in them. We are working with a group that cleans them and sends them to kids. We are also working on a directory so that people who visit The Well will have a guide to help them.”

The directory will require sponsorship and The Well is inviting the community to help by donating specific amounts to be recognized in the directory. The guide will also include information on the local churches that support The Well. For more information on how to become a supporter, contact Nash at The Well at (740) 333-5088.

“We are always accepting monetary donations and we really appreciate the community, businesses, churches and more that continue to support all of our efforts,” Nash said. “Using a new process called Charity Tracker, we can see how many people we have helped, who is receiving what benefits from us and can see where we have the largest demand. Finally we are working on tax season preparation and still need participants in our MyBudgetCoach program that helps people establish a budget and checks progress over a year. Please come visit The Well and see what we have to offer.”

The Well at Sunnyside has been busy this summer helping kids with meals and is looking forward to a few events coming in the next couple of months. The Well has also invited the community to take part in the Mum and Pumpkin sale in front of ERA Martins and Associates that will benefit a few local organizations including The Well. This will be held today from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_MumandPumpkinFundraiser.jpgThe Well at Sunnyside has been busy this summer helping kids with meals and is looking forward to a few events coming in the next couple of months. The Well has also invited the community to take part in the Mum and Pumpkin sale in front of ERA Martins and Associates that will benefit a few local organizations including The Well. This will be held today from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

By Martin Graham

[email protected]

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

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