Meal times with friends
I look forward to the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.
For an hour and a half on those days, I get to spend uninterrupted time with a friend as we deliver a meal to approximately 10 grateful homebound senior citizens in our community.
It makes my day visiting with Mary, Claudia and Cameron. It is my pleasure to see them and to provide them with a nutritious meal.
I am a volunteer for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meal on Wheels program. Until two years ago I did not know that Meals on Wheels serviced clients of various income levels. I did not know that they needed our services because they were recovering from an illness or homebound or struggling physically.
I also learned our Meals on Wheels chapter delivered over 38,000 meals to 250 clients in 2014 with no federal or state funding. Who knew that over 140 meals are delivered each and everyday day?
The demand for Meals on Wheels is increasing every year. Therefore, Chapel Hill- Carrboro Meals on Wheels will be hosting a Dining for Dollars event at Hickory Tavern on Thursday June 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening will include dinner and a select silent auction. Tickets, event details and donations can be made at chcmow.org/dining-for-dollars.
Please join us! There is no need to dress up! Come with your friends and enjoy a fun evening to benefit those that need our help.
Volunteer and Dining for Dollars
Saturday school is really unfair
I think that children should not have to go to school on Saturday. Hre are three reasons that I believe supports the topic. I believe there are many different reasons for no Saturday School.
I think it is not fair to the teachers. The weekend is our teachers time with their families. North Carolina teachers don’t get paid fairly. It’s a lot to ask them to come to school on the weekend. Also lots of teachers have second jobs. They may lose them because the have to go to school. If teachers are at school then they have to hire a babysitter.
Saturday is a religious day for Jewish people. It’s important to know that for a Jewish kid going to school on Saturday is like a Christian kid going to school on Sunday. It is disrespectful to students and teachers who are Jewish. Saturday schools make Jewish kids and teachers feel like they don’t matter, they are not important and people don’t care. Many families had to choose between going to school or following their beliefs.
Even my first day back one student really hurt my feelings. He didn’t understand how important it was to me, and he did not care.
Saturday school gives not enough time to rest on the weekend. With Saturday school it is a very short weekend to do your own things. Many people have to clean and get ready for the new week.
I believe there are better ways to have make up days instead of Saturday school. One example is we could make up the time by adding an extra 15 minutes to each day to the school week. I have a friend in my dance group that gets there late because her school is doing that. As you can see, there are many reasons why Saturday school is not a good answer.