On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Sun City of Hilton Head, held its annual Volunteer Recognition Day. NOC, along with 30 other non-profit organizations, had an opportunity to speak with residents of Sun City at this festive event. Many residents were eager to learn about NOC and about opportunities to volunteer in the Greater Bluffton Area. A number of individuals from Sun City have already participated in NOC's outreach programs in Hilton Head Island.
NOC hosted a social event to recognize the outstanding contributions of the volunteers without whom NOC could not successfully implement its outreach programs in Hilton Head Island and Greater Bluffton. More than 50 people, including children, participated in this event, which was held on April 19, 2010, at the Oaks Community Center.
Women and children at the Oaks gathered at the Community Center on April 7 to learn about Medicaid benefits. The presentation was designed to assist families in the neighborhood in understanding and taking advantage of Medicaid benefits for their children, and to help them fill out the necessary forms to obtain Medicaid benefits.
The first Girl Scout troop at the Oaks has been in full swing since February, 2010. Implemented by NOC in partnership with the Girl Scouts, the troop was formed following an initial planning meeting held on Feb 19, 2010 at the Oaks Community Center.
NOC partnered with Hilton Head Fire and Rescue to offer a bike safety workshop on April 11. Cinda Seamon, Public Education Officer for Hilton Head Fire and Rescue, along with Captain John Gill, Fire Fighter Guy Sticht, and Frank Babel from Squeaky Wheels, a bicycle advocacy group, offered bike safety tips, fitted bikes with safety reflectors, and donated bike helmets to the children who attended.
Representatives from not-forâ€“profit organizations, faith-based organizations, and local government agencies participated in the first Poverty Coalition meeting of "Together for Beaufort" on March 18, 2010. Chair of the Poverty Coalition, Dr. Narendra Sharma, representing NOC, acknowledged this important opportunity ...