Deloris King’s Inspiring Story

Impact Story Deloris

The holidays are right around the corner and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than shining a light on those who spread joy to those around them! Stories like that of Deloris King remind us that whether you are receiving help or offering help – connection is a powerful thing.

Deloris’ father, Lee Roy King was diagnosed with lymphocytic leukemia in the early 1990s. Like many adult children we serve, she struggled to find a balance between working full-time and being a caregiver. Fortunately, The Senior Source connected her with a volunteer in our Senior Companion Program who provided companionship, attention, and friendship to Lee Roy while Deloris was at work. She recalls when she would return home, her father would be jovial. That volunteer helped their family until Lee Roy passed away. She was moved by the wonderful friendship they developed and how much their visits brightened his day.

Fast forward 30 years later, Deloris remembered that kindness and was inspired to volunteer with The Senior Source when she retired. As a past English teacher, Deloris was excited to become a Foster Grandparent volunteer at Faith Family Academy. She helps foster a love of reading and is a bright light for the special needs children she serves. Both volunteer programs are made possible, in part, by donors like you.

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