Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Community Support Center helps those in need

By: Reagan Morrow

Located in the old Sugarcreek Elementary School in downtown Bellbrook on the second floor is the BSCSC. Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Community Support Center, formerly the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Family Resource Center, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Center gives food, school supplies, holiday and birthday gifts, emergency clothing, resource referrals, and assurance with social service to community members who could use assistance. 

“I enjoy working at the BSCSC because I have the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing and caring people in our community. Their passion and dedication to others is inspiring and I love working beside them each week.“

Volunteer Anne Marie Petric

Background

The Center has been there for more than 20 years, but recently became its own 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2018. The executive director Kelsey Hurlburt has been managing the center since the pandemic started.

“I’m fortunate to have the time to volunteer and it makes me aware of the needs of others. I also benefit by working with a great group of people- all ages.“

A Wednesday morning volunteer

Programs

  • Food Pantry
  • Case Management
  • Tools and Toys to Thrive
  • Life Skills Education
  • Support groups
  • Birthday Wishes program 
  • Thanksgiving baskets
  • Christmas/Holiday assistance
  • Emergency clothing and household necessities 
  • School supplies 

“We love sharing what were doing with our neighbors!“

Executive director Kelsey Hurlbert

Food Pantry

The center keeps most non-perishable foods, cleaning products, and toiletries on hand. Like most food pantries, they give green beans, peanut butter, and other common non perishables. But the BSCSC food pantry also gives dish soap, trash bags, laundry detergent, toilet paper, diapers, and deodorant and other living essentials to those in need.

“I love giving food to people in need…“

Annie Pryor

What the community can donate

“We love when the community members donate items we go through the fastest like fruit cups, pasta sauce, canned chicken, granola bars, cereal bars, cereal, baby wipes, paper towels, and toilet paper.“

Annie Pryor

How the Community can help

“ We are always looking for donations for our Birthday and Holiday Programs, or donations that can be used in emergency situations like dishes, pots and pans, new socks, new underwear of all sizes. The BSCSC also accepts financial donations that allows us to keep the programs running and provides as much support as we can for our community.”  

Kelsey Hurlbert

Volunteer Opportunities

The center is always looking for volunteers to help sorting through items, doing computer projects, or childcare for the various support groups and education classes.

Contact Catherine if you are interested in volunteering at the BSCSC at catherine@bscsc.org  

“ I like that the center really tries to help others by helping them meet their specific needs. What I really like is when a request is received, especially if it is an unusual request, like size 7 boots and a pair gets donated on that very day!“

An anonymous volunteer

“What I like most about the BSCSC is being part of a great team that does much to help those in our local community who need a hand. It’s a pleasure to be part of something that spreads positivity and cheer to those we serve!”

Peggy Wilson

Contact the BSCSC

If you need any assistance or like to learn more about the BSCSC, here’s how you can contact them:

Number: 937-848-3810

Email: info@bscsc.org

Website: www.bscsc.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bscsc51

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