Volunteerism At Foxwood
has always been a significant part of the character of Foxwood
Springs since the first residents moved here in June,
1978. Residents participate actively in many volunteer programs,
such as the Corner Store, FSTV, the Library, the Computer Lab, various resident
Volunteerism to maintain the Fellowship of John
to provide assistance to those who have outlived their resources
takes many forms. The residents on the Board of the Foxwood Springs
Residents’ Council, which administers the program, are all
volunteers; there is no paid staff member for this program.
To view and print the new Fellowship of
John tri-fold Brochure, Click
The Brochure also contains information about all the shopping
Throughout the year, approximately 70 residents
work in the Thrift Shop and Furniture Garages; 60 in the Bargain
Barn; and our faithful and hard-working workers in the Gift Shop
have worked for many years making items for sale and providing such
services as clothing repair to residents. During the past year,
the Thrift Shop has earned approximately $94,500 to help support the
Fellowship of John.
Here to watch the 2 videos about Gift Shop and Thrift Shop
which provide support for Fellowship of John which
helps retired folks when funds and resources run out.
The Thrift Shop and the Furniture Garages are open from 9:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
The Bargain Barn and the Gift Shop are only open from 9:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
four venues are also open on Thursday,
as well as Friday and Saturday, the weekend of the Festival.
Before Foxwood was purchased by Brookdale, a
for-profit corporation, a staff member coordinated the Annual Fall
the Foxwood Springs Residents’ Council
assumed responsibility for the Fellowship of John
program in April, 2005, and all work for the Festival is now done by
volunteers. The Festival occurs on two days in September, but many
hours of planning and preparation go into this valuable fund-raising
event for the benefit of this charity.
We are grateful to all of those who actively
participate in the Festival; to Brookdale for providing the space
and maintenance for the activities, and to all of those who come to
purchase items in our various venues. We never have enough
volunteers for all of the work which is needed, and we welcome both
residents and friends of Foxwood who want to volunteer to help us.
Please contact our Fall Festival Co-Chairs if you would like to help.
CLICK HERE to see
special page on Volunteerism.