The purpose of a local chapters is to provide programming at the local level for members and the public. These groups usually meet on a monthly or bi-monthly basis from September through May.
After their December meeting, members of the Cornbelt Chapter had a chance to visit the St. Francis House in Sioux Falls. Erin Schoenbeck is one of the workers there and took some time to teach us about what they do and the people that they serve. After learning about their programs and how they both serve and educate the homeless population they serve, our members volunteered their time to help bag some snacks for lunches and prepare some food for dinner. Members also donated some of the much needed supplies that the St. Francis House needs every day, like bottled water, cereal, coffee, creamer, snacks, bags and more.
Events like this help serve three purposes for the Cornbelt Chapter. It teaches us about the resources available in the area that our clients and families may need. It also allows us to give our time and resources to help others. It also allows us to have some fun together