We hosted our first build day with Habitat for Humanity. Our volunteers learned a lot and enjoyed the work. We hope to schedule our next one in October. Watch our SignUp Genius for details. Thanks to all our volunteers. You are bringing affordable housing to our community.
Creekside at Bethpage is full of caring residents and neighbors. Our community is beautiful on the inside and the out. We wanted to shine a spotlight on a dedicated group of volunteers who are working to beautify and enhance our community. The garden and bulb planters are an off-shoot of the disbanded landscaping committee. With seed money from the HOA, the group planted bulbs at our front entrance including daffodils, hyacinths, and day lilies.
Members of the group include Terry Billie, Joanne Cella, Eileen Waszkiewicz, Andrew Pettigrew, Jan Jarrett, Kathleen Boyd, Maryann Smith, Karen Finnegan Meyers, Patricia Muldowney, Marie Serrine, Jennifer Srivastava, JoAnn Atwater, Amy Chambless, Rosana Hartley Lisa Leifer, Paul Leifer, Alice Bayne and Anita Mendat Cabacar.
The group has plans to purchase and plant pollinators that will bloom through the summer. The group hopes the plantings will attract pollinators including butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. The group welcomes more volunteers. Watch for additional information on ClubExpress and on the Creekside Talk and Creekside Neighbors Facebook Groups that are open to Creekside residents.
Creekside is a very caring community and we couldn't let this kindness go unnoticed.
Thanks to our caring volunteers who braved cold weather to help distribute school supplies, food and clothing to our families at W.G. Pearson Elementary. It was a rare treat to see (behind masks) our favorite scholars, their families and staff at our adopted school W.G. Pearson. Lots of families participated and went home with supplies and well wishes for learning during these challenging times.
We hope things will return to normal very soon. We received this nice note from the school:
We just wanted to say "thank you" to Creekside Cares for assisting us with the remote learning kit and food distribution on yesterday! It was a big success as we had a lot of parents to drive up, and your volunteers were tremendous!! Your help in setting up a SignUp Genius on short notice made all the difference.
We look forward to getting back to somewhat of a normalcy as soon as allowed. Community support and schools go hand in hand, and we appreciate everything you all do to assist us at WG! We have attached a few pictures for you to share and your records. Thank you again, we will talk soon.
Delbert Jarmon, W.G. Pearson Elementary
Thank you for a successful Holiday Zone 2020! We began collecting in our Creekside neighborhood on November 9, and and made our final delivery on Monday, December 7. We collected gifts, toys, tape, wrapping paper and batteries for the children and families served by the Durham Children's Initiative. They needed our help more than ever. We were able to deliver literally hundreds upon hundreds of items and we also donated $1,215 in cash, checks and gift cards.
Your support helped us bring some holiday joy to our community! We helped the Durham Children's Initiative serve 170 families and approximately 500 children! Each family received gifts, wrapping paper and a $50 gift card to Food Lion. Thank you to everyone who participated and volunteered. This community is a generous and giving one!
2020 has given us many challenges. Our big-hearted donors and volunteers have given us more, so we may help more! Please accept our gratitude and appreciation. We wish you happiness, peace and safety this Thanksgiving and during the entire holiday season. We look forward to showing our community that #CreeksideCares.
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