I was recently introduced to CareCalendar (www.carecalendar.org). This web site is designed to bring churches, neighbors, extended families, friends, co-workers, etc. together to help loved ones who are in the midst of a life challenge. These challenges may often be temporary, such as the birth of a baby or recovery from a minor surgery. Or, they may be ongoing such as a young widow with small children or someone caring for a relative with cancer or Alzheimer's .
CareCalendar is designed to help your organization's leader coordinate meals, lawn care, child care, errands, housekeeping, financial needs, etc. of families experiencing a life challenge.
CareCalendar has password protection which allows only members of your group access to your loved one's needs. This web-site also contains an "update" link, where the family or individual in need can post needs, updates, prayer requests or praise reports. These updates are also password protected.
CareCalendar is a tool that will greatly reduce the time needed to coordinate care from your group. CareCalendar sends reminder e-mails, notifications and family updates to those who have volunteered to meet specific needs.
CareCalendar was designed and is operated by the Bortel Family and is donor supported. There aren't any membership or monthly fees to use CareCalendar. The Bible instructs Christians to help and care for one another. In today's fast paced society, it is often difficult to find someone who has time to manage and coordinate efforts needed to help those in need. Also, in today's economy, it is often impossible for only one family to meet the needs of another. However, with CareCalendar the management of volunteers and needs becomes streamlined and by several families pooling their resources, needs that once seemed to be impossible to overcome, become manageable. I hope you will click on CareCalendar (http://www.carecalendar.org/) and see all the wonderful tools this web-site has to offer your organization or family.