Our greatest success has been development of PODS-People Out Doing Service. Partnering with Centenary United Methodist Church the People Out Doing Service help Deaconess Dewey build the churches community outreach programs. Centenary with the help of POD volunteers has built a clothes closet, called Centenary Chic. These clothes are being given away to members of the community who are in need. Our POD volunteers collect donations, sort, wash, dry, hang and display the clothing in a store like setting.
Providing these opportunities, increases our customer’s skills, while providing education to the members of the community about our abilities. We have made many connections with this approach and some have resulted in employment opportunities for our customers as well as hiring members of the community to work with us.