Last year, the New Hope Improvement Association members and community provided holiday gift bags filled with specific requests for each of the 90 residents at PruittHealth on Mt. Sinai Road. In addition to gifts of slippers, blankets and robes, we were able to give some residents watches, earbuds, and a gold cross necklace. We were also able to provide grocery gift cards for staff members. We are hoping to make this another special Christmas for the residents and staff at PruittHealth.
Please be a part of this wonderful benefit and donate through our website at https://newhopeimprovement.square.site or mail a check to NHIA, PO Box 16013, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-6013. Please put PruittHealth Benefit in the memo.
Thank you so much for supporting this Christmas Benefit.
“Last year I wasn’t expecting anything and I was so happy to receive my bag and to know I was not forgotten.” – PruittHealth Resident
Due to the ongoing Pandemic, Duke Forest is limiting the size of groups visiting the Forest and they will not allow something the size of the Turkey Run at this time. We have already printed the Tshirts which are long sleeved and a great color combination. We don’t ever have dates on the Tshirts so we’ll be able to use them next year! We do plan on having the Turkey Run next year – November 12,2022 – so stay in shape. And stay safe! The Tshirt sponsors should be supported for donating funds for what turned out to be next year’s shirts and they are listed below.
9th Street Active Feet, in Durham
Family Fare Stores, all over the Triangle
Carolina Godiva Track Club
New Hope Animal Hospital, between Durham and Chapel Hill
Thanks everyone and see you next November.
Isabel Reddy delivers the gifts from NHIA to PruittHealth-Carolina Point. Thanks to your generosity we were able to purchase all of the wish list gifts. We are still taking donations to purchase grocery gift cards for staff. (Donations can be made here.) Many thanks to Isabel for organizing this project!!
We don’t have to tell you that it’s been a difficult year. All events, including annual elections have been cancelled, and all officers and Board members have agreed to continue their roles for the coming year. We plan to have elections in November 2021. More information will be sent to membership as the time draws closer.
We do have one NHIA project planned before the end of 2020. NHIA is collecting funds for gifts and needed supplies for the residents and staff of PruittHealth-Carolina Point, on Mt. Sinai and Kerley Road. This facility was hit hard early in the Pandemic and they desperately need some holiday cheer as well as day to day necessities. They have no churches or other non-profits who’ve reached out to them. The Activity Director shared with us the Wish List of the residents. Many of the requested items are things like: blankets, socks, body wash, head phones, watches,
and coloring books.
We invite you to donate to this effort at http://store.newhopeimprovement.com. Checks can also be made to NHIA with PruittHealth in the memo line and sent to New Hope Improvement Association, PO Box 16013, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-6013. In order to minimize contagion, the purchased gifts will be collected and delivered by one person. Helping those in the community has always been one of the missions of NHIA and it seemed appropriate to close out this “lean year” with this major project.
We sincerely hope we will be able to resume our annual activities including Ice Cream Social and the Turkey Run in 2021 and we will also reschedule events planned for this year for 2021 once “the way is clear.” Our best to everyone. Stay safe.
There was a request at the meeting last night for links to information on nearby parks. Please find those links below.
OC Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks and Recreation
Blackwood Farm Park
Hollow Rock Nature Park
If you are unable to attend the meeting on Tuesday, November 15th, but wish to vote on the new bylaws and board candidates, you may submit a proxy vote using the form below.
A proxy ballot will need to be filled out, signed, and dated by the member who can’t attend the meeting. Each proxy ballot needs to be submitted by a member who does attend the meeting. Attending members can submit at most one proxy ballot each.
Proxy Ballot 11/15/16 [PDF]
President Gail Boyarsky, Vice President Alison Windram and At-Large Board Members Steve Herman and Ed Tostanoski have one year remaining on their two-year terms.
The following candidates have agreed to run for the following positions:
Secretary – Suzanne Sauter
Treasurer – Lindsay Carroll
At Large – Jim Worrell
At Large – Walter Fowler
At Large – Alice Freeland
At Large – Kay Tapp
Please come and vote on these candidates and on the new bylaws at the NHIA Membership meeting on 11/15/16 at 7 pm.
If you’re unable to attend but would like to submit a proxy vote, a ballot can be obtained here.