There have been several changes within Community Service this year. We are no longer collecting school supplies, but we are collecting cash donations to help with the purchase of the school supplies that are actually needed.
Once again, we are supporting the annual NAMI Walk, which will take place on May 5, 2018. We have a team with Polly Hammer as its captain. We will be having a meeting on April 12th at 10:00 AM, which will take place at East Meadow Jewish Center. Its purpose is to meet with NAMI reps and train the people who will be registering the walkers. We will also be collecting donations, with checks made out to Queens/Nassau NAMI. Polly will take care of putting them online.
The rest of our projects are doing very well. We were fortunate to get many members who are now working on blood services, Book Fairies, A. Holly Patterson, and on all other projects.
There has been a change in the Afghans Study Group. Mildred Becker is now collecting wool, and Hera Robinson will collect and deliver the afghans. For a very long time this project was run by Bea Wolf. She had originally taken it over from Rita Price, but unfortunately, Bea's passing away has saddened our entire community. She was an integral part of our organization, a wonderful person who helped Community Service from the moment we met and even before. Bea always thought about helping other people. The Agfhan Project was her biggest endeavor. In 25 years she collected over 10,000 afghans. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Gloria Cohen and Polly Hammer, Vice Presidents Marion Kraskow and Sandy Minkoff, Chairpersons