Monthly Archives: December 2009

Holiday Volunteering

 On Christmas Eve, eight of Met Council’s outstanding volunteers hosted a holiday party for our low-income seniors at our East 61st Street residence. Volunteers and residents played BINGO, made crafts, decorated cookies and brownies, and enjoyed sparkling cider to ring in the holiday season! Residents and volunteers had a fabulous time together and are even […]

The Gift of Listening

Listening to one another can be a powerful experience . . . and that’s why our Volunteer Department enlisted the services of StoryCorps to record the personal histories of our senior clients. Over the course of two days, student volunteers interviewed 10 senior residents from Council Towers in the Bronx about their life stories. Through […]

Thanksgiving Volunteer Extravaganza

 The holidays are always a busy time for Met Council’s Volunteer Department. On Sunday, November 22nd, 87 enthusiastic volunteers cooked a turkey dinner, played bingo games, made holiday food packages, and served Thanksgiving meal to 115 of our low income clients. In the spirit of thankfulness and appreciation, we would like to extend our gratitude […]