05 January 2017

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood....

Neighborhood House, 77 & 79 America St., Charleston, SC
I had the chance to tour the Neighborhood House on America St. just before Christmas and left so impressed with their projects. From soup kitchens, walking groups, wellness programs and classes the place was a beehive of activity. We actually went planning to help serve lunch but were told there was already a full line up of volunteers arranged for and that helping out required pre-planning. As a volunteer coordinator I was impressed! The welcoming porch on the historic house had comfy rocking chairs and book shelves. Pictured below is the amazing Vonceil Mitchell - kitchen manager.
The Neighborhood House currently provides educational opportunities for adults in basic literacy, budgeting, computer skills, health and wellness, and art programs such as painting and crocheting. In addition, programs like the clothing closet, food pantry, emergency financial assistance, and soup kitchen help meet basic needs of those in our community.