Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead

Glenwood South is a neighborhood where volunteerism is literally adding to the colors and designs on the street, bringing better lit and safer-feeling sidewalks, and knitting friendships that strengthen cooperation.  When Sue Glennon (Hampton Inn and Suites), Liz Johnson (Revolver) and Donna Belt (SpiritWorks) met with Sharon Hayes, Executive Director of St. Saviour’s Center (616 Tucker Ave) this week to arrange a neighborhood tea for donating Tree Sweater blankets to the residents of Glenwood Towers, the surprise was on them.  Melissa Brigman, Property Manager of the Towers wondered out loud how residents could volunteer to help the neighborhood.  As thrilled as they were to receive the blankets, they were equally happy with a donation of yarn that allows them to knit items to donate to a charity they select.


Tree Sweater Blankets

Our changing of the world has already launched, right here in our neighborhood.  St. Saviours Center offers a variety of volunteer opportunities from serving seniors through Meals on Wheels, helping distribute food at the Wake Relief Food Pantry, supporting  the Community Music School (offering music lessons to disadvantaged children for $1/lesson), or even donating disposable diapers and children’s books to the Diaper Train that is part of the Healthy Baby program.

Whether you offer a morning per month or seek more regular service, come out and meet other neighbors who are helping to create a network that enhances us all.

  • For more information about volunteering, please contact Sharon Hayes 919-833-6400, ext 201,
  • Contact Linda Frenette, Executive Director of the Community Music School to support their fundraiser on May 3 when they’ll be raffling guitars painted by local artists.

And of course, please join us for a neighborhood tea at St. Saviours on May 15 at 10:30 when we’ll be raffling our Tree Sweater blankets to residents of Glenwood Towers.  Thanks to Sara Coleman Fitzpatrick for supplying cupcakes from the Cupcake Shoppe!

Written by Donna Belt