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 a 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!!