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Care Committee

Care Committee organizes volunteers who provide prepared meals or rides to school for CFS families experiencing loss, illness, or hardship.

If you would like to request Care meals, join Care, or have any questions, please contact 2017-2018 Care Co-conveners Sadie Bauer (Sadiebauer12@gmail.com) and Shampa Bernstein (shampabernstein@gmail.com).

Care is simple: request when needed, offer when able.

What is a Care request? A request from a CFS family for meals and/or rides to school.

What is a Care meal? A homemade or store-bought, ready-to-heat-and-eat meal that will feed the number of family members in a Care request. Care meals are packaged in non-returnable containers. Allergens, dietary restrictions, or other nutritional needs are respected. Dessert and utensils are not required.

How to request Care meals anonymously: Contact a single person (such as your child’s head teacher, unit liaison, staff member, trusted friend, or Care Committee member). Provide basic information regarding number of people eating, meal frequency and preferences, and allergy concerns. Your contact person will communicate your needs (anonymously) to the Care co-conveners.

How to ask for Care meals or rides non-anonymously: Contact Sadie Bauer, Shampa Bernstein, or Care’s staff liaison, Charlie Layman. Share as few or as many details as you like. Some families request semi-privacy, choosing to share only generalities. Other families prefer to share personal details, requesting emotional support from the Care community. Care operates comfortably either way and will share with Care volunteers only the information you choose.

Who are Care members? Currently, Care’s 185 volunteer members include parents, teachers, staff, alum, alum parents, and board members. Many Care members were once Care recipients themselves.

How are Care meals delivered? Care volunteers deliver prepared meals to a designated Care refrigerator in the rear lobby of the Center Building. Care recipients (or their designated contact person) may pick-up meals after 3 pm. Anonymous families/representatives may enter through the side door (via the handicap access ramp) if they so choose.

How to join Care: Simply provide Care with your email address. Throughout the school year, whenever a family requests Care, you will receive an email with a link to an online meal calendar. You decide how/if/when you are able to provide a meal, ride, or emotional support.

Care Committee helps members of our community in need by organizing meal preparation, child transportation, or other support.

Sadie Bauer

Shampa Bernstein

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4809 Friends School Road
Durham, NC 27705
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