PebbleCreek Kare Bears

Kare Bears Officer Vacancies
Joyce Van Ornam

It is  privilege and an honor to be on the Kare Bears Board of Directors and help lead this “neighbors helping neighbors” organization in its forward moving direction!  Please do not be afraid to apply for any of these forthcoming openings.

The full-time resident requirement is in place for members of the Executive Committee which includes the President, First Vice-President, Second Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  This committee is responsible for keeping the day to day operations of Kare Bears running smoothly.  Since Kare Bears is a year-round organization, these members cannot be ‘snowbirds”.  That does not mean Executive Committee members can never go on vacation if their position is being covered!

Secretary starting June 2019

The Secretary shall maintain official documents and Board of Directors minutes.  The person filling this position is a member of the Kare Bears Executive Committee and is required to be a full-time resident of PebbleCreek.

First Vice President starting August 2019

The First Vice President shall perform duties delegated by the president and oversee the activities of the Kare Bears Coordinators.  The First Vice-President is a member of the Kare Bears Executive Committee and is required to be a full-time resident of PebbleCreek.

President starting January 2020
The President shall preside at regular meetings of the Kare Bears Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee and oversee the day-to-day operations of Kare Bears. This position includes delegating responsibility appropriately, appointing Chairs, and keeping Kare Bers in compliance with PCHOA committees as required. The person filling this position is required to be a full-time resident of PebbleCreek.

Please send a summary of your work and volunteer experience to Joyce Van Ornam Nominating Committee members are Janis Korba, Gladys Mabey, and Sue White. All of us are anxious to hear from you!

Rotary Club and Kare Bears Partner for Local Food Drive

The Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek and Kare Bears are partnering to sponsor a community-wide  food drive April 8-19 for the Agua Fria Food and Clothing Bank.

Arizona ranks 5th in the U.S. for the highest food insecurity rates. Just over one million people in Arizona are struggling with hunger, which translates to 1 in 4 children, 1 in 5 adults, and 1 in 7 seniors. These are our friends, family, coworkers and neighbors.  The Agua Fria Food and Clothing Bank serves approximately 50,000 individuals experiencing hunger annually here in the Southwest Valley. Unfortunately, the communities served are some of the poorest – not only in the state, but in the country.

Pebble Creekers have shown their kindness and generosity in helping to make a difference in our local community. Please consider giving to this food drive. The summer months are a challenge when donations take a sharp downturn. Check your pantries or pickup some extra canned goods each time you go grocery shopping. Snowbirds, this is an ideal time to clear your cupboards before you leave for the summer. With all the homes in PebbleCreek, the number of items donated could be extraordinary!

The Kare Bears house will accept donations April 8-19 during business hours.  The house is open Monday through Friday from 9-3 and Saturday 9-12.  All non-perishable food items are being accepted, especially peanut butter and jelly, cereal, pasta, and small containers of fruit for children.  Many Kare Bears coordinators and Unit Contacts are also accepting donations.  Watch for information directly from them.

The goal is to make it easy for you to donate.  Send questions to Joyce Van Ornam   Let’s fill the Agua Fria Food Bank to full and running over!

Wine Club Makes Large Donation to Kare Bears

A huge thank you goes out to the Wine Club for their $10,000 donation to Kare Bears.  The Wine Club raised this money through their raffle and silent auction at their annual Christmas Gala.

 Kare Bears is a PebbleCreek all volunteer organization that relies on community support for all its programs.  This money will go a long way toward helping Kare Bears to continue the many programs and services it provides free of charge to residents.

We are fortunate to have supportive organizations such as the Wine Club that have supported Kare Bears over the years. It truly embodies PebbleCreek’s “neighbors helping neighbors” spirit.

Request to Volunteers from Program Director Linda Jo Orinski

Kare Bears Program Director Linda Jo Orinski is creating centerpieces for the April 2019 Spring and needs the your participation.  We need a photo of each of you (1 per volunteer) that will NOT be returned.  A current photo - or take one.....and leave in my box at the Kare Bears house

    Requesting;    5 x 7 photo of volunteers
    Where to leave:  Kare Bears house in Linda Jo's box
    Please submit by:  March 25 latest

We cannot tell you what this will be used for - want it to be a surprise...but you will be part of the centerpieces!   Thank you for participating in this project....

Look for your invitation in the mail!  The date of the Spring Fling is April 10. Mark your calendars.

Spring Fling - April 10 - You are Invited!

The invitations are out and all the KB volunteers are invited - so do NOT forget to RSVP!
The deadline is April 1st, 2019   

This brunch is free for all attendees......join us in the fun, listen to entertainment and rally around our Kare Bears volunteers that will be getting their pins this year!

RSVP to:
See you on April 10th!

Volunteers Needed to Plan the Fall Luncheon

Its that time of year again...and we are excited about the 2019 Fall Luncheon - but we need your assistance! There are so many areas you can be involved in - the more people we get to volunteer the easier it will be on everyone!   We want to make this fun, new ideas, bringing creative themes so this year the residents will remember our Fall Luncheon.

We can do help me in making this event a huge success!  
Date of Meeting :  March 24th
Time:   2:00 - 4:00
Location:  Palermo Room, Tuscany Falls
Refreshments will be served
RSVP to Linda Jo Orinski

Upcoming Events

Kare Bears is an organization of PebbleCreek volunteers concerned about the welfare of their neighbors within the community.  The main purpose of the organization is to assist and support residents who are ill, recuperating from illness, surgery or hospitalization, dealing with the loss of a loved one, or caring for a spouse or a loved one.   Everyone who lives in PebbleCreek is a member of Kare Bears! 

WINTER HOURS are in effect through April 30
         9 AM to 3 PM    Monday through Friday
         9 AM to Noon    Saturdays
                    Closed    Sundays

Fall Luncheon Planning
Sunday, March 24, 2:00 - 4:00TF Palermo Room
March Presentation
Wednesday, March 27, 11 AM
TF Ballroom
Abrazo Hospital Tour
Thursday, March 28, 10 AM
Vitalent Blood Drive
Tuesday, April 9, 8:30 to 12:15
EN Palm Room
Annual Spring Fling
Wednesday, April 10, 9 AM
EN Ballroom
April Presentation
Wednesday, April 24, 11 AM
EN Ballroom
Abrazo Hospital Tour
Thursday, April 25, 10 AM
13677 W McDowell Rd


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Signup books for classes, tours & tests are at the Eagles Nest Community Information Center near the Pro Shop

Visit the Upcoming Events page for more details on all these programs