On June 15, MWI had our ninth presentation/installation, and as usual, it was a wonderful day. The boutique was outstanding with a plethora of items, from clothing to jewelry. After a breakfast consisting of bagels, fruit, pastries and Temple Chaverim's special yogurt, we shopped.
This year, as in prior years, we were able to support our three recipients with grants totaling $50,000.
PAL-O-MINEis an equestrian organization with roots that date back to 1995. This charity provides therapeutic equine programs, using horses to facilitate growth, learning, and healing to a population of children and adults with disabilities. Pal-O-Mine uses 18 horses to provide full time service to over 300 people.
THE NICHOLAS CENTERhas a simple mission to provide autistic people with the opportunity to lead productive and meaningful lives. At the Nicholas Center, the staff strives to foster independence by developing work and employment capabilities. They aim to encourage social and communication skills.
HOFSTRA MEDICAL SCHOOL.The medical school at Hofstra University, in partnership with Northwell Health, has become a first class and outstanding school. MWI, as in prior years, will be sponsoring a scholarship for a summer intern. The student(s) that receive these grants are able to participate in research projects without concerns about funding. I have been privileged to meet a number of the recipients and they are very, very appreciative.
This year, Rabbi Jenn Weinstein installed our Board of Directors, as well as our President Sue Gould, and I thank Rabbi Jenn for a job well done. The day ended with a great lunch. Hopefully, I will see everyone next year for our 2018/2019 event. I thank this wonderful organization for the ability to help others. Good health and happy summer!
Recipients of MWI's grants to Hofstra Medical School for student summer internships, with June Stelboum and Lori Schonfeld.