Carol “Chicky” Scopeletti
“Nothing is impossible with God”
— Luke 1:37
And for Carol “Chicky” Scopeletti, Co-Chairman of the “The Refuge,” everything is possible when you have faith plus the heart and the desire to help.
For as long as she can remember, Chicky has been moved by the plight of those less fortunate. She and Joe, her husband of 45-years have worked continually with Heartbeat--serving food with “Taste & See,” collecting clothes for women’s shelters and gathering holiday gifts for children in orphanages in Africa.
In 2007, Chicky and Joe, joined a team of 100 volunteers to help those devastated by Hurricane Katrina. During their weeklong effort in Chalmette, LA, they helped to rebuild homes, run camps for children and operate free medical clinics. The team there also helped feed the hungry and provide relief to the weary.
Chicky has always been particularly effected by the struggles of children, especially those in impoverished nations. As Co-Chair of “The Refuge she shares her extraordinary vision and generosity of spirit with our team in Kenya. Plans are already in the works for a new medical clinic on the property, as well as a new playground.
In addition to providing her guidance for “The Refuge”, she also directs a ministry in her church. “Needs and Deeds” matches the needs of people with the help volunteers can offer. This has included providing meals to those recently released from the hospital, offering transportation to visit sick loved ones, helping seniors at home, a holiday toy collection and help with moving. As she began her charitable efforts as a volunteer assembling food for Christmas and delivering Thanksgiving turkeys to the needy, creating a food pantry at the church is on her list of upcoming projects.
Chicky and Joe are Greenwich residents and have three children and four grandchildren.