Chautauqua County RSVP volunteers recently created gifts for more than 300 Jamestown Area Meals on Wheels recipients.
RSVP staff members challenged the volunteer knitters and crochet-ers to produce more than 450 dish cloths to distribute to clients served by Jamestown Area Meals on Wheels. Jamestown Area Meals on Wheels provides more than 300 nutritional balanced prepared meals daily. Clients receiving these prepared meals may be homebound, individuals returning from a hospital stay and unable to prepare meals for themselves, or those physically incapable to prepare a proper meal. The meals are brought to each home by a dedicated troop of drivers and delivery volunteers - many who belong to RSVP.
It was the hope of RSVP to provide dish cloths to accompany the delivered meals during this holiday season.
Seated, from left, are RSVP volunteer Kathleen Sullivan and Barrie Yochim, Jamestown Area Meals on Wheels executive director; Brenda Weiler, RSVP project coordinator; and RSVP volunteer Jean Olson.
"Yes, indeed the volunteers succeeded," said Brenda Weiler, project coordinator. "We are so proud of our volunteers reaching this goal of 300 dish cloths made of washable cotton yarn."
Barrie Yochim, Jamestown Area Meals on Wheels executive director, came to the RSVP office and gathered the dish cloths and thanked the volunteers present. In turn during the holiday season each clients will receive a dish cloth, accompanied by their meal.
The endeavor was successful due to the cooperation of many agencies. Pizza Hut's Raising Dough for Kids provided money for yarn, RSVP volunteers created the gifts and both staff and volunteers at Meals on Wheels distributed the items.
For more information regarding volunteer opportunities, call RSVP at 665-3038 and ask for Brenda Weiler. RSVP is a Senior Corps project governed by the Corporation for National & Community Service and sponsored locally by Lutheran. It is paid for by the New York state and Chautauqua County Offices for the Aging, and is a United Way agency.