What is the Day of Caring? Established in 1991, Day of Caring is a grass roots organization made up of volunteers committed to increasing personal awareness and involvement toward confronting the ever-increasing national plight of hunger and homelessness.
The Clinton County Board of Realtors sponsor the Day of Caring for our area. Board members raise money through the sale of tickets and door donations for our breakfast. Day of Caring is held the last Sunday every February at the Friends Church in Wilmington. The proceeds of this special event are then donated to the Clinton County Homeless Shelter.
100% of the monetary donations go directly to the Clinton County Homeless Shelter.
In 2017, there were 224 people that lived at the shelter, including 43 children. They stayed a total of 9,801 nights and 49,005 meals and snacks were provided. They also helped nearly 145 households living in the community with food, clothing and household items thru the donation center.
If you have not attended this event in the past we would like to take this time to invite you to share breakfast and fellowship with us in the future. This is a wonderful event that helps raise money for those in need. Please join us or call about how you can help be a sponsor of this event.
The Clinton County Homeless Shelter thanks the Clinton County Board of Realtors for organizing the 17th annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 25. The event is held at the Wilmington Friends Church the last Sunday of February each year. A special thank you to the local Walmart store for providing match funds for the event each year. Since 2002, the annual pancake breakfast has raised nearly $60,000 to benefit the Clinton County Homeless Shelter. Board of Realtors members presented a check from donations received from the 2018 pancake breakfast to Denise Stryker, Executive Director of the Clinton County Homeless Shelter. Pictured are Martha Saylor, Denise Stryker, Steve Riehle, Brenda Barr, Robyn Clifton, Debbie and Raymond Sarkees and Robin Norman.