CALW Volunteer showing certificate at YM&YWHA

Thank You to the Volunteers Who Make Programs Possible

One August evening dozens of volunteers convened in the Y’s newly renovated auditorium for a dinner in their honor.

Staff members hosted the event to acknowledge how valuable the Center for Adults Living Well @ the Y volunteers’ work is to both the Center and the Y. With a pianist providing background music, the ambience of the sit-down dinner was delightful. Center Director Leah Ferster addressed the crowd thanking all for their outstanding service. Following dinner, each volunteer received a certificate of recognition and a gift bag. Volunteer Linda Roczowicz then stepped to the mic to tip her hat to the many ways that her fellow volunteers contribute their time and skills (read a transcript below). The evening came to a sweet close as the room made and enjoyed gooey s’mores.

Linda Roczowicz’ speech:

As a volunteer myself, I am grateful to all those who volunteer their time and energy to the various activities that are offered here at the Y: the arts programs, music, technology, wellness, exercise, trips, dance, crafts from bead works to knitting and quilting, discussion groups, front desk volunteers at lunch time, the milk ladies advisory board and committee… The Y volunteers give their time, enjoyment and kindness to the participants of the activities they teach.

From one volunteer to another, THANK YOU!

About the Y
Established in 1917, the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood (the Y) is Northern Manhattan’s premier Jewish community center — serving an ethnically and socio-economically diverse constituency — improving the quality of life for people of all ages through critical social services and innovative programs in health, wellness, education, and social justice, while promoting diversity and inclusion, and caring for those in need.

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