Oak Island VFW Post #10226...As the largest organization of combat veterans, VFW knows the importance of help military families and our veterans. As the nation’s oldest major war veterans’ organization, the VFW has an impeccable and longstanding record of service and stewardship. More than 4.5 million patriotic Americans, both members and non-members, entrust the VFW with financial contributions and dedicate millions of volunteer hours. The SOBS has donated over $40,000 through OKI VFW Post #10226.
County New Hope Clinic...
Brunswick County New Hope Clinic...In 1998, a small group of compassionate people with a big vision joined together and founded New Hope Clinic. That first year they operated out of a single room and treated 38 patients. From this modest beginning, New Hope Clinic has come a long way. They now operate a 4,000 sq. ft. facility in Boiling Spring Lakes, NC where they provide care five days per week, and limited services are offered at a satellite clinic in Shallotte. In addition to primary medical care, they offer specialty clinics for urology, EKG, dental, diabetes treatment, and medical eye care. They have a limited pharmacy onsite and a Pharmacy Assistance Program. They also host diabetes education classes, a weight management support group and partner with other organizations to provide additional services. A small staff and over 150 volunteers, including doctors, dentists, FNPs, PAs, pharmacists, nurses, medical & dental assistants, and administrative support personnel, contribute over 10,000 volunteer hours to provide nearly 6,000 patient encounters annually. They help nearly 1,000 patients each year, but the need is even greater. Please help us spread the word about New Hope Clinic! The SOBS donate their proceeds from a designated dance on an annual basis.
Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue (SOAR)...founded by Jeannine Friday Bicknell in 1992, S.O.A.R. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill animal rescue that functions solely on the monetary donations of our gracious sponsors as well as the time and efforts of our dedicated and faithful volunteers. Located just between historic Southport and relaxing Oak Island, NC, S.O.A.R. resides on approximately 3 acres of property. There you will find dog kennels for up to 14 dogs; a large fenced-in run and training area where the dogs can play without being leashed; a cattery with open rooms as well as cat kennels and 2 houses for cats living with FeLV (feline leukemia virus) and FIV (feline immnunodeficiency virus). The SOBS donate their proceeds from a designated dance on an annual basis.
Oak Island Community Center Christmas Wish List...Each year at the SOBS Annual Christmas Party, we ask our members to donate new unwrapped toys for distribution to the “Oak Island Community Center Christmas Wish List.” We routinely deliver at least 2 car loads of toys to warm the hearts of many deserving children.
Matthew's Ministry...Beginning January 2021, we conducted a food drive to replenish their food cabinets. Matthew's Ministry is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to ending childhood hunger. Currently they provide food for children at 12 schools in Brunswick County. They are always in need of canned meat, soups, Chef Boy-R-Dee items, mac & cheese, pasta, canned pasta sauce, cereal, granola bars and canned fruit and vegetables. There is a food drop-off window on the side of their building at 8500 Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC 28465.
P.O. Box 274
Oak Island, NC 28465