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Caring Arms Will Support (CAWS), a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was founded in 2008 by Cheryl Ann Wilson-Sprinkle to develop a system of care and support for adults 45 and older to lead independent and dignified lives for as long as possible. CAWS is based on a caring, supportive and team-driven approach that is committed to identifying services and meeting unmet needs. Through coordination, collaboration, volunteers and partnerships CAWS Inc. works to develop new services, enhance existing programs, and pursue funding resources that help to enhance or create new senior focused programs.
Cheryl Ann Wilson-Sprinkle, Chair & CEO115 Saint Paul’s Drive
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
Office: (434) 294-8751
Fax: (434) 292-7373
Tax deductible contributions may be sent to the above address or may be made online.
former board member
What does the CAWS logo mean?The logo was designed with the senior population in mind and the philosophy of CAWS Inc.
o The name CAWS has three key meanings:
· The name of the organization, Caring Arms Will Support
· A homonym of ‘cause’
· The initials of Founder, Chair and CEO, Cheryl Ann Wilson-Sprinkle
o The maple symbolizes strength, endurance, balance, promise, and practicality.
o The fall foliage symbolizes seniors in the autumn of their lives, who have changed, grown and are even more beautiful than they were in their green youth.
o The arms reaching upward symbolize hope, love and compassion that are there to catch, steady, or embrace the senior if and when the need should arise.
o When you look at the entire logo you will realize that it resembles a woman with her arms outstretched. She has strong shoulders and a strong neck to hold up the head that is full of ideas, dreams and the belief that seniors are a special population who can, have, and will continue to grow and learn while contributing to their community, homes and our country.
by Cheryl Ann Wilson-Sprinkle
We've had another successful season of our Secret Santa for Seniors Campaign. I must once again thank the wonderful anonymous donors who have taken it upon themselves to assist someone less fortunate. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
Over the years CAWS, Inc. has gone through several changes. Some of them have been strategic and happy while others have been by surprise and not such happy occurrences. All of them have been difficult and that is the crux of the matter, change is difficult.
This year I would also like to give accolades to the wonderful people who give of their time in order to make things like Secret Santa happen or to help civic organization or a struggling Not-for-Profit. These people are what we call volunteers and without them many good deeds would go undone and many small companies and organizations would not survive. So what do you do when change occurs and you have no way of stopping it from happening? Well, I have chosen to continue to move forward with the original mission and vision of the company. Our goal is to become South Central Virginia’s first holistic senior one-stop service center. We have met our three year goal and now, even with a forced change, we are poised to move towards our next five year goal.
Please take a moment to read this little ditty I found at a partner senior organization. The writer is unknown but I can almost guarantee that it was written by a volunteer.
Why Be a Volunteer:
It is not for the money
It is not for the fame
It is not for personal gain
It is just for the love of other human beings
It is just to give a helping hand
It is just to give a little of one’s self
That’s something you can’t buy with wealth
It is not for a medal worn with pride
It is for that feeling deep inside
It is that feeling that you have been a part
Of helping people near and far.
Thank you volunteers!
Cheryl Ann Wilson-Sprinkle
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