On Sunday afternoon, January 22, 2023, FOLSOI held a Volunteer Appreciation event at the St. James Community Center.

FOLSOI President Carol Brolley shared, “The heart of every organization is people. In the non-profit world, the people are our volunteers. We at Friend of the Library – Southport – Oak Island manage to do amazing things with an incredible group of volunteers.”

In 2022, FOLSOI had about 115 active volunteers. These volunteers donated about 7,000 hours this past year. “We do it all with people like you who donate a couple hours each month,” said Brolley.

About 53% of the volunteer hours were done at FOLSOI’s Once More Bookstore. For the first time ever, the Once More Bookstore raised over $25,000 in 2022. What an accomplishment for Kathy Fleming and all of our volunteers.

A HUGE THANK YOU to each and every one of our 2022 volunteers!!