Eighth Annual Volunteer Recognition Event

volunteer event 12.12.13On December 3, 2013 Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council), celebrated its eighth annual Volunteer Recognition event to publicly thank the 2013 volunteers. The night highlighted Met Council’s 40 for 40 initiative and honored the volunteers’ impactful work.

“Volunteers this year have impressed and amazed us,” said Met Council’s Volunteer Department Manager, Stefanie Greenberg.  “With the willingness and insightfulness of our volunteers we have created even higher impact volunteering. It is such an honor for me, that I get to stand up here and boast about all of you and all the great work that you’ve done with Met Council for the community; from raising awareness of the horrors of domestic violence, to cleaning neighborhoods following Hurricane Sandy to connecting New Yorkers with City programs they desperately need.”

In celebration of Met Council’s 40 years of service in the community, we engaged 42 partners in volunteer service throughout the month of Cheshvan (Oct 6th to Nov 3rd) in tandem with UJA-Federation’s Jewish Social Action Month (JSAM) grant. More than 300 volunteers participated in the 40 for 40 initiative to combat hunger, domestic violence, poverty and assist with Sandy Relief work in New York. In total Met Council engaged 300 volunteers in 700 hours of service.

The night concluded by honoring:

The Annual Marvin Cohen Volunteer of the Year
Emma Golods & Raisa Titayevkaya Z”l
Most Dedicated Award
Mary Bays & Andrew Schaeffer
Leadership Award
Jodi Smith & Geoff Cutler
Most Creative Award
Stacey Cohen, Trevor Smith & Kevin Wilson
Sandy Recovery Award
Madelyn Freundlich & Organization Reaching for the Empowerment of Youth(Orey)

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