MWI's annual charity event was held on October 17th at Temple Chaverim in Plainview. As always, the event was outstanding, due to many factors. The boutique had so many items that covered everyone's taste, so we had no trouble spending money (which is a good thing for MWI.) While we were shopping, breakfast was being served and we enjoyed it all, from the variety of breads and cheeses to the pastries. It was all wonderful.
That led us to the ceremony of presenting our grants to two deserving charitable organizations plus, the scholarship to Hofstra's medical school.
Association for Children with Down Syndrome, ACDS, was one of our charities this year. ACDS does early intervention with children of all disabilities, from birth to 5 years of age.
Child Abuse Prevention Services, CAPS, was the other organization that was chosen this year. CAPS works in the public schools from kindergarten to 12th grade with programs to try to eliminate bullying, knowing how devastating it is to any child no matter what age.
The scholarship to Hofstra medical school, as in prior years, was for students for a summer intern(s). This grant allows students to participate in research projects without concerns about funding. As an aside, in November, a number of us had the privilege of meeting and having the students show and explain their projects. We should all be proud of being a part of MWI, in that we are able to help these wonderful medical students.
The program ended with entertainment from the spectacular singing group call The Free Players Ensemble. They brought the house down with a standing ovation. And, then we had lunch.
It was a wonderful day, and thanks to you all for sharing it.
Recipients of MWI's grants to Hofstra Medical School for student summer internships, with June Stelboum and Lori Schonfeld.
June Stelboum and Sharon Wallach Vice Presidents, Philanthropy