Thursday, July 12, 2012
The food pantry is in dire need of donations, so the Lions are stepping up to make it even easier to help families in need.
The Sussex and Lannon Lions Clubs are joining forces with Sussex-Area Outreach Services to remind people that Lions Daze this weekend is more than just a carnival, and it’s never been easier to help out while having fun. Jennifer Waltz, the director of SOS, says that the food pantry that feeds and clothes hundreds of area families is running low on supplies. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Lions Daze is donated to charity, so at the heart of the carnival lies the spirit of giving. “I just want to get it out there that the food pantry is beginning to run low on food,” Waltz said. “We are out of peanut butter, and other needed food items are: canned meat, rice sides, cans of fruit and juice. We also need baby formula, diapers and …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
The local Culver's restaurant is donating 10 percent of this Wednesday's proceeds to Sussex Outreach Services.
Sussex Outreach Services is joining forces with Culver's Restaurant on the corner of Hwy 164 and Main Street to do a little fundraising. Jennifer Waltz, SOS's exective director, is passing out coupons for the local custard joint so when residents eat there on Wednesday, Culver's will donate a percentage of the proceeds to a good cause. "Culvers is going to host a fundraiser at their restaurant on Wednesday, June 27th, ALL DAY!" Waltz wrote in an email. "You need to bring in the coupon with you when you eat in order for Culver's to donate 10 percent to SOS. Come out for lunch, dinner or some yummy custard!" You can find a copy of the coupons attached here to this article, or by emailing Jennifer Waltz.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
After more then 200 residents flocked to the early morning breakfast, more than $700 was raised to help those less fortunate in the area.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Representatives from George Webb Restaurant of Sussex and Hamilton High School National Honor Society recently donated $735.17 to Sussex Outreach Services. The donation came after an extremely successful community fundraising event that kicked off Spring Fest. George Webb employees prepared the breakfast and NHS members sold advance tickets and volunteered as hosts and servers at the event. More than 200 community members enjoyed a hot, delicious breakfast while supporting the work of SOS. Students from Hamilton's NHS gathered around area leaders like SOS Director Jennifer Waltz and George Webb Manager Cece Arnold for a snapshot documenting their hard work. Following breakfast was a formal presentation congratulating Sussex on being …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Last year was a huge success for the center, but the director is hoping to top it in 2012.
The Sussex Area Outreach Services is in great need of volunteers and donations this month, and its hoping Sussex residents will step up to the plate to help those less fortunate. Jennifer Waltz, the director of SOS, says she finds the current needs to be consistant, so whether you donate a little or a lot, anything is appreciated. "Together, we are helping single moms, seniors with limited income and the working poor who are underpaid or underemployed," Waltz said. "There were 437 families registered at the food pantry for food in 2011! With your help we fed over 10,000 people over the course of the year." Waltz also outlined what donations have done for residents in the community. For example, a single mom with a young child at home …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Food pantry and assistance center welcomes its new executive director, and she’s planning on making sure its tremendous service lives on.
It’s more than just a food pantry. Sussex-Area Outreach Services (SOS) provides clothing, toys, programs and all around assistance to anyone who needs it, and the important resource is welcoming its brand new executive director. Jennifer Waltz has been living in Sussex for four years as a social worker before taking the reigns at SOS on Oct. 17. However, even with her years of experience, this job isn’t going to be a cakewalk. The outreach center serves more than 500 households in the surrounding communities, almost 400 percent more than just five years ago. Waltz still remains positive, and she’s quickly learning the how generous Sussex truly is. “It’s going really well so far,” Waltz said. “I find we have this amazing pool of volunteers …