Cameron Wood News
Posted on September 1, 2019 8:24 AM by Alessandra Macaluso, CW Webmaster
CW residents Stephanie Robnett and Amanda Gertig are heading up Smithfield’s “Backpack Program” this year, packing food for the weekend for children who are in need. We saw how big CW showed up for last year’s food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank, organized by the Women’s Group, and we’re hoping we can do it again to help fill these backpacks!
WHAT WE NEED: This is not a typical food drive. We need very specific items as some of these children’s families do not have access to full stoves and ovens, and we need it easy and ready-made to eat.
Items needed are: 
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned tuna
  • Vienna Sausage
  • Beef Stew
  • Chili
  • Mini Ravioli, Spaghetti Meatballs, Spaghetti-Os
  • Hearty Soups, Noodle Soups, Soup
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Beans (all kinds)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Veggies (carrots, corn, green beans, mixed veggies,
  • potatoes, peas, etc.) — we need LOTS of veggies!
  • Pasta (anything boxed, noodles)
  • Rice-a-Roni
  • Rice (ready bags)
  • Mashed potatoes (packets)
  • Scalloped potatoes (boxed)
  • Macaroni and Cheese (boxed or individual)
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Ramen Noodle packs
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Oatmeal (individual packets) — we need LOTS of oatmeal packets!
  • Cracker packs (peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers, etc.)
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit and grain bars
  • Applesauce cups — we need a LOT of fruit/applesauce cups!
  • Fruit cups
  • Individually wrapped popcorn bags — we go through a LOT of these
  • Snacks (individual packs)
You can drop off food items by Stephanie’s house (3134 Old Chapel Lane) or Amanda’s house (10210 Summerhouse Court) anytime through the end of September.
If you have questions, feel free to text Stephanie at 864.354.0343. We are so thankful for this community and the way we support one another!
Posted on November 8, 2017 10:40 AM by Alessandra Macaluso, CW Webmaster
Cameron Wood is a big-hearted neighborhood! We have so many charities and fundraisers going on, all organized by CW residents. We'd like to put them all in one place so everyone has a quick reference. They are: 
  • Krist Longley's Angel Tree: "Please click on the button below to view information about this family of 10 that I have grown to love over the years. Please sign up and help me love on the Cunninghams! Thank you in advance!" Sign up here: Angel Tree Project 2017
  • Courtney Carr with families from Levine Children's Hospital: "It's that time of year again! I am sponsoring a family with 2 chronically ill children from Levine Children's Hospital. Please help me spread the Christmas cheer by signing up to help them!" Making Christmas Bright for a Levine Children's Hospital Family
  • Mark Norman's fundraiser for Chef Darius: "As an employee of Johnson & Wales I felt that God had put me in Darius' path. His story is similar to others who come from poverty: being raised by his grandmother along with two sisters (one older and one younger), dealing with financial, educational and social issues." Learn more, and donate here: Fundraiser for Chef Darius
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PCAN) is a United States-based charity that funds research, provides patient support, conducts community outreach, and advocates for increased federal research funding for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.  It was established in 1999, and has raised awareness for pancreatic cancer with the help of businesses and other groups.  The network raises funds for pancreatic cancer research through its “Purple Stride” walkathons, which are organized by its affiliates in various local communities. (recommended by Bernane Songco)
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina helps feed the hungry. Services: Kid's Cafe, Mobile Pantry, Pet Food Pantry, Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries, Backpack Program. Neighborhoods: Charlotte, Hickory, Dallas, Spartanburg. (recommended by  Bernane Songco)
  • Bright Blessings. Submitted to CW by Charity McPhail.
Posted on May 21, 2017 9:07 AM by The Cameron Wood Communications Team
Hi all! Below is a guest post from one of our CW residents, Jonathan Miller. Take it away, Jonathan! 
Hello neighbors !
In a little more than two weeks I'll be riding in my 19th consecutive MS150 event, the 2017 Bike MS Colonial Crossroads ride. 
Several years ago I picked up a motivational idea from another rider; he had pinned one of those "I'm riding for" notes on the back of his jersey. He had quite a few names on his list. He even laminated it so rain, sweat, etc. would not damage his list! So I've been creating an annual riding list for several years now.
Please consider making a donation to the National MS Society AND send me the name(s) of family or friends living with multiple sclerosis so I can add them to my 2017 "I'm riding for" list.
2017 event date:  June 3-4
Donations are tax deductible within IRS rules.
Make checks payable to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
If you work for a company that matches employee gifts, please submit the appropriate paperwork to claim that matching gift.
And if you prefer real checks and snail mail, let me know and I'll send a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Here's the address/phone/website for the Virginia-West Virginia MS Society chapter:
National MS Society, Virginia-West Virginia Chapter
4200 Innslake Dr Ste 301
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone:  804-353-5008
Fax:  804-353-5595
Website Address:
Use this URL for electronic pledges (requires a credit card):
Thank you for your support. I'm looking forward to the 2017 MS150!
Posted on December 8, 2016 4:35 PM by Alessandra Macaluso, CW Webmaster
<3 CW is a big-hearted neighborhood! <3 We have so many charities and fundraisers going on, all organized by CW residents. We'd like to put them all in once place so everyone has a quick reference. They are: 

We will add new opportunities as they come. Feel free to email me at and I will add to the list.