Barefoot Caring Council 2018 Activity Report

FEBRUARY 1, 2019

The Barefoot Caring Council is a community service group committed to identifying, implementing and leading activities to support local charities and non-profit organizations. Our success depends upon the participation of residents from our Barefoot communities. Residents can participate by donating their time, resources, talents and/or ideas to Caring Council activities. Upcoming activities are regularly posted on the BRRA website, the Barefoot Golf website and distributed by the Lifestyle Director for the Residents’ Club.

Over the last two years, our partnership with the Life Style Committee has been extremely valuable to ensure we reach each community. Each year, new activities are added to our calendar from suggestions brought to us by Barefoot residents. In 2018, we added two new activities and already have two new activities lined up for 2019. The Barefoot Caring Council is not affiliated with the BRRA Board nor is it part of the Barefoot Residents’ Club. Our success is due 100% to the unbelievable generosity of our residents. THANK YOU!

Food Drive for Helping Hands (Chair: Kathy Check)

Mobile Meals (Chair: Joan Maleckar)

Books for Summer Reading (Chair: Susan O’Keefe)

Book Bag Drive for Teen Angels (New 2018 Activity)

School Supplies for NMB Elementary Schools (Chair: Eileen Roddy)

Red Cross Blood Drive (New 2018 Activity)

Holiday Bazaar Benefiting Teen Angel (Chair: Gwenn McDaniel; Committee Chairs: Marilyn Nairn, Ann Seplow, Linda Ort, Deb Robillard, Karen Kemp, Charlene Dougherty)

Barefoot Christmas Wishing Tree for Needy Families (Chairs: Eileen Roddy & Laura Simeon)

Clothing & Toy Drive (Chairs: Nancy Gosiewski, Anne Kepple, Sarah Burgan, Linda Ort, Gwenn McDaniel)

Secret Santa Project for Summit Place Assisted Living and Memory Care (Chairs: Carolyn Marsh and Maureen O’Callaghan)

New Activities Coming in 2019

  • Horry County Literacy Council
    • Fund raising activity
    • Need for volunteers to tutor
  • Helping Hands of North Myrtle Beach
    • Fund raising activity


If you would like to participate, please let us know. You can contact the Chair of an activity that interests you, or you can contact the Barefoot Caring Council Chair to be put on a volunteer list for 2019.

Gwenn McDaniel, 2018 Barefoot Caring Council Chair,