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News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care, Inc

Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye! Eric Ehst “Thank you for coming to my rescue!” “Without your help and kindness, I’d be in a home.” At Neighbors Who Care, we regularly receive testimonials like these, and we’d like your club, organization, church group or business to know why. For 22 years, Neighbors Who Care has…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care, Inc.

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Eric Ehst, Executive Director If you watched the Big Game this year, you may have noticed a common theme among the ads. Many of them were less about the product being advertised than they were a showcase for the “values” of the company placing the ad. There were a few where it was actually difficult…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care, Inc

Making the World a Better Place Eric Ehst, Executive Director I’d like to tell you a holiday story, a mini It’s a Wonderful Life. Neighbors Who Care is a collaboration of folks who volunteer their time to help out their frail and homebound neighbors. This is the tale of magic and good feeling that can come…

Dictionaries for every third grader in Chandler

Norm Noble The Sun Lakes Rotary Club has done some extraordinary things since its foundation in 1986. There are long lists of charities that have benefited from the Club’s support – Neighbors Who Care, Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley, the Sheriff’s Posse, Gift of Life-Arizona, to name a few. But the largest…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care Inc.

A NWC volunteer changes a lightbulb for a grateful client.

It’s the little things Eric Ehst, Executive Director “Just letting you know that the light bulb is still shining in my closet. I will never forget your help.” On the surface it doesn’t sound like much. A Neighbors Who Care volunteer replaced a burned out light bulb for one of our clients who could no…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care Inc.

Don’t be a victim of ageism Eric Ehst, Executive Director I’m sure you’ve noticed; we live in a society that worships youth. Just turn on the TV, look at most ads, or listen to pop music. Until recently movie stars, with a few exceptions, disappeared at 40. You have to dye the gray hair and…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care Inc.

Make a difference every day Eric Ehst, Executive Director Every October there is a designated national holiday called “Make a Difference Day.” This is supposed to be one day a year when people are encouraged to volunteer their time to make a difference in someone’s life. Volunteers gather on this day to help their neighbors…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care Inc.

Hope conquers fear Eric Ehst, Executive Director You see it in the puppy’s eyes, the hope for a walk or a treat. There’s a sparkle of anticipation and joy, just waiting for fulfillment. Or maybe instead there’s the fear of getting a swat as punishment for that “mistake” on the rug. You can also see…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care Inc.

Carol Bowers, Volunteer Manager at NWC “Volunteer? Volunteer of the Month? You want me to pick one?” Wait a minute, there are over 400 active volunteers who are giving their time and even doubling up during the summer. I pick all of them. Every one of the volunteers who give their time and energy each…

News From Your Neighbors – Neighbors Who Care Inc.

A volunteer assists a Neighbors Who Care client.

Eric Ehst, Executive Director If you live in Sun Lakes or south Chandler you know how important driving is. There’s virtually no other way to get around. We have no public transportation. Most of us are in areas with no Dial-a-Ride service. Even if it’s available, it’s inconvenient. Taxis are expensive and they won’t wait…