We did it again! We delivered school supplies to students who cannot get them on their own. This time we did not collect the supplies. Instead, we bought exactly what the various places requested with the donations from members and gift cards. The cards came from Greenfield Shop Rite in Woodbury and Walgreens in North Bellmore. The Walgreens manager was so cooperative and extremely generous. So once again, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
We continue our services to A. Holly Paterson, Book Fairies, Kosher Pantry, making scarves and hats for November distribution, making blankets all year long for hospital patients, LI Blood Services, Nassau Literacy and many others.
Gloria Cohen and Polly Hammer, Vice Presidents Marion Kraskow and Sandy Minkoff, Chairpersons
Helping others as a Canteen Volunteer for the past few years has given me a lot of satisfaction.
Volunteers receive appropriate uniforms which identify us as volunteers.
Usually there are two volunteers assigned to a blood drive.
After the donor gives blood, we escort and accompany the donor to a table that has been set up with snacks and liquids that are necessary to replenish their body.
While they are sitting at the table, we monitor their bodily reactions and call for assistance if a person doesn't look or feel well.
We explain the need for collecting blood and and thank them for contributing to the blood drive.
Each year the volunteers are honored at a Volunteer Luncheon.