Thanks to all from Senior Care Ministry

John Clearwater and Cathy Vanderpool, Princeton
On Nov. 5, those of us involved with the Senior Care Ministry of Princeton found a very special reason to be thankful: the outpouring of support for our first-ever benefit.
In its quiet fashion, the SCM has been part of the wider Princeton community for over 30 years, a small, almost entirely volunteer-driven organization devoted to “simple acts of neighborly kindness.” The SCM began life in 1984 under the aegis of St. Paul Church, and shortly thereafter became an independent non-profit organization. It serves homebound seniors, matching a volunteer corps with each of our clients to help with shopping, medical appointments, and friendly visits.
At the benefit, we honored founders Sister Mary Ancilla of the Sisters of Mercy and Princeton Council 636 of the Knights of Columbus. To highlight the central importance of volunteerism to our organization, we also honored Mrs. Eleanor Nelson, who was among the first to volunteer for the SCM, and who tirelessly continues her community activism up to this day.
To the 115 friends and sponsors who joined us at the Ristorante Tre Piani for a “Taste of Italy;” to our dedicated volunteers, board and staff; and to the generous members of the Princeton community who have made the SCM’s 30-plus years possible: thank you. 
John Clearwater and Cathy Vanderpool 
SCM Benefit Co-Chairs, Princeton 