(May 22, 2018) The Cornelius PARC Department and Smithville CommUNITY Coalition, along with Woodlawn School dedicated the Cornelius Community Cupboard this week. The intent of the Cornelius Community Cupboard is to help families and individuals in need by providing a “hand up.” The cupboard is located behind the Cornelius Community Garden, 20708 Catawba Ave. and will be stocked with non-food essentials. Fellow community members are welcome to pay it forward by stocking the cupboard. The Cornelius Community Cupboard will be open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Woodlawn parent Nikki Howard, community cupboard liaison, said the program is a third-grade service project to help people who may be struggling. Woodlawn third graders and their families will stock the cupboard at first. Fellow community members are welcome to “pay it forward” by stocking the cupboard with toiletries and household products.
Anyone interested in donating to the cupboard may drop off the following items: hotel travel items, toothbrushes, toothpaste, tissues, soap, first aid items, mouthwash, dental floss, lotion, sunscreen, shampoo, chapstick, baby needs (diapers and wipes), deodorant, q-tips, paper towels, paper plates, toilet paper and feminine hygiene needs.
The Cornelius Community Cupboard will be open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.