Community service has continued to find ways to help people in the community despite restrictions placed by Covid. We have donated blankets, hats, scarves, eye-glasses, school supplies and toiletries to shelters, nursing homes, food banks and schools.We have started to build a relationship with the Long Island Volunteer center and have already participated in the Harry Chapin Food Drive at Bethpage Golf course.With your generous donations we hope to keep this support going during the winter.We always welcome any ideas from our members.
Phyllis Biernick and Marcia Steele
A note from Linda Susman: On your mark. . .get set. . .go. . .to Roosevelt Field, to participate in MWI’s most fun community service project – GIFT WRAPPING!! Yes, it’s almost that time of year again, when we help out at the Merrick Kiwanis gift wrapping booth. For our new members – or those who may not have volunteered in the past: Wrapping begins on Friday, Dec. 9 and goes through Christmas Eve; we volunteer in 2-hour shifts, weekdays, weekends, nights (until mall closes); some people take the same shift every week (i.e. 12-2 each Wednesday); early in the month, 2-4 people per shift. . .as it gets closer to the holiday, more hands on deck; booth is on the 1st floor, just outside Macy’s in the corridor that leads to Nordstrom. As a way of thanking us for our help, Kiwanis makes a donation to a charity of our choice, in our name. If you want to find out more, or to select a time slot, please contact us. Thanks in advance – this is a big fun-and fund-raiser!!
Phyllis Biernick, Marcia Steele Vice Presidents Marion Kraskow, Chairperson