July 26, 2023 – Interlakes Community Caregivers (ICCI) recently celebrated a milestone of serving the lakes region for 25 years at the Bald Peak Colony Club. Volunteers, donors, Town selectmen, business owners and friends gathered to share in the history and success of the nonprofit organization and to honor co-founder, Charlotte Leavitt, for her vision, which began in 1998.
Amy Blongy, Lead Volunteer Coordinator, recognized volunteers for their dedication, commitment, and invaluable service to our Neighbors. This past year 2022, ICCI volunteers achieved:
Services Provided: 2,729
Hours Donated: 3, 613
Miles Driven: 43,098
** ICCI Recognized by BMCAP for providing the most rides in 2022 than any other transportation organization in the state.
Board President, Chris Kelly, opened the evening thanking past President of the Board, David Hughes, for his service to the organization, and stewarding the organization through the Covid Pandemic. Executive Director, Pamela Joyal, reflected on the amazing devotion of the volunteers who travelled short and long distances to assure Neighbors got the care they needed throughout the year. Pam also thanked donors, area businesses, and Town Selectmen for their financial support over the years which has been vital for the organization to stay solvent.
Charlotte Leavitt, co-founder, was honored for her vision and mission to help Neighbors with their transportation needs, beginning in 1998 at the Center Harbor Congregational Church (CHCC). Reverend John Eaton, who was serving at CHCC at that time, gave a heartfelt speech about the humble beginnings of the volunteers who recognized a need and followed through to help their fellow Neighbors. This dream is still very much alive today and Charlotte Leavitt thanked the staff, the Board of Directors and all who continue to lead the organization and fulfill its mission to “support the independence, safety, comfort, and dignity of our adult Neighbors within our designated communities through the services provided by our volunteers.” Thank you to Bald Peak Colony Club for their wonderful support of this event.