One of Chartiers Center’s dear colleagues, Mary Sidor, passed away unexpectedly. Since Mary touched many of our lives during her fifteen years at Chartiers Center we wish to create a lasting memory that will honor her and her work with consumers in need.
In honor of Mary, Chartiers Center will open a Food Pantry for our clients who are hungry and lack the resources for themselves and family. According to Sue Coyle, Chartiers’ CEO, “The pantry is something we have wanted to do for a long time, but realize that now the time could not be better as we think Mary would like this.” Katy Ringstad, H2O Team Leader, has suggested the name, “Mary’s Market” and it’s a perfect tribute to Mary and her devotion to those she served.
A memorial service was held for Mary at Chartiers Center and everyone in attendance brought a donation of non-perishable food for the Pantry. Donations will continue to be accepted and distributed to Chartiers’ consumers and families. The Outpatient therapists, BSC’s, the Housing Program staff (Hestia, Atlas, Vesta, and H2O) etc. will use these resources for their consumers.
Mary drew little attention to her, but rather focused her efforts on serving others. We all think Mary would be delighted to know that “Mary’s Market” will continue to support the basic needs of her consumers by putting food on their tables.