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⚾ Ballers Team Up with Elder Orphan Care

Contributor: Jamie Richardson


Elder Orphan Care serves local older adults who are aging without adequate support through their “Safe and Loved at Home” and “Pantry and More” Programs.

They provide help and hope in the form of food, friendship, purposeful activities, and home modifications.

🎟️ Purchase tickets to the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers vs Fayetteville Woodpeckers game with this link and you will be supporting Elder Orphan Care

📅 Friday, June 2, 2023, at 7pm at Atrium Health Ballpark

🥫 You can also help stock their food pantry by bringing your choice of the items listed below to Gate 2 when you arrive at the ballpark.

  • Duke’s Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Coffee – regular or decaf (not K-Cups)
  • Canned salmon
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned tuna in water
  • Spam
  • Canned corn beef
  • Canned corn beef hash
  • Canned mixed greens
  • Canned pinto beans
  • Canned lima beans
  • Canned mandarin oranges
  • Canned peaches
  • Canned pears
  • Jiffy Corn muffin mix
  • Peanut butter – creamy
  • Applesauce – packs of individual cups
  • Dove Liquid body wash
  • Liquid Laundry detergent – Arm & Hammer or All Free and Clear
  • Toothpaste
  • Denture cleaner tablets
  • Dawn or Ajax Dish soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels

Interested in purchasing a large group of tickets? Call 704-433-5779 for more info.

A Little More About Elder Orphan Care

Elder Orphan Care (EOC) provides help and hope for older adults who are aging without adequate support, both in Romania, where EOC was birthed, and in North Carolina, where they are based. In Romania, they partner with pastors to share God’s love while helping provide shelter, medical care, nutrition, and other needs, including purposeful activities for over 500 people who are elder orphans.

In North Carolina, they serve adults aged sixty and older who wish to remain in their homes but are at risk of losing that ability due to safety concerns, poverty, or lack of support.

  • Through their “Safe and Loved at Home” and “Pantry and More” programs, they provide friendship, socialization, occupational therapy-based assessments, purposeful activities, and minor home modifications, as well as assistance with groceries and other necessities. They currently have fifty-two clients in Cabarrus and Rowan counties and twenty-two individuals on their ever-growing waiting list.

They have partnerships with local churches, clubs, businesses, and organizations such as Cooperative Christian Ministry (CCM), Community Paramedics, and Meals on Wheels Rowan, to help accomplish their vision. They are grateful for their staff, interns and fieldwork students from area colleges and universities, as well as a host of volunteers, ages 2 to 92!

If you are interested in volunteering, there are multiple opportunities available, including:

  • Grocery shopping and delivery
  • Assistance with food drives
  • Minor home modifications and yard work
  • Help with celebrations, gatherings and outings
  • Donation of handmade winter wear hats and scarves and specialty items
  • Assistance with annual holiday programs such as Easter Caroling and Christmas Stockings of Joy

For more information about volunteering, email Janna or email Kim to discuss partnership possibilities.

FUN FACT: Elder Orphan Care’s director, Kim Jackson has written two books “Hello, Hope!” Volumes 1 & 2 that share dozens of EOC stories.

To learn more about Elder Orphan Care, visit


Planning to visit? Tell ’em Cabarrus Weekly sent ya!