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Gold Star Volunteers

Making A Difference by Giving Back

In September 2010,  REACH had a chance to say THANK YOU to our wonderful volunteers at the REACH Volunteer Appreciation Event. REACH is privileged to work with hundreds of talented and dedicated volunteers each year who perform a variety of vital tasks, ranging from our fearless crew and project leaders at the Paint & Repair-a-thon; to teaching computer, cooking, and crocheting classes; to building and maintaining the beautiful library at Station Place Tower. We also have a “special” group of Gold Star Volunteers who’ve volunteered at least 25 hours or 10 times over the past year. There are so many amazing stories, but two that stand out for us are the Happy Hookers at Station Place Tower, and our anonymous soup makers. Last year, a dozen or so residents began crocheting together thanks to the introduction of weekly lessons led by our unbelievable volunteer Larita Berry. Not long after they began, Hazel Schneider (our Resident Services Coordinator at Station Place) suggested the group create hats and scarves for REACH residents. And voila – 374 colorful hats and scarves were created with love and given away at our annual Holiday Party last year. Thanks Larita!

Two other volunteers who wish to remain anonymous give back in a way that literally warms our hearts. Every Tuesday during the winter months, two residents at Station Place make soup and homemade bread, which they leave in the community room for sharing. And every Tuesday evening, the crock pot is empty, with a trail of bread crumbs leading away… These volunteers truly embody the spirit of creating a caring community in their building. Our sincerest thanks to all of our volunteers.

REACH could not accomplish nearly as much as we do without the assistance of these committed volunteers.  THANK YOU!

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