A big thanks to Pat, a 2 Places employee for sharing his experience from our company-wide annual volunteer day:
As you know, our company’s volunteer day theme this year was to assist senior citizens. Therefore, on Friday, September 23rd I volunteered my time and services to SAGE Eldercare in Summit, New Jersey. Please see the attached document that provides concise text of what this organization is all about.
My efforts were dividing into two parts. In the morning I assisted Daniel, an experienced driver using his own car, to provide hot lunch to fifteen seniors in the nearby town of Springfield, NJ. These people are either shut ins, low income or unable to prepare meals for themselves. For most of them, the person delivering lunch to their home is the only human that they will interact with during that day. The vast majority are extremely appreciative of the efforts of the people bringing healthy meals to them on a daily basis. It was an eye opening experience as it showed me how many people that are living near me who require food assistance.
In the afternoon I worked with Priscilla at SAGE’s facility to create organized food bins to store a large amount of food that the organization recently received from the general public after Hurricane Irene. This mundane project had us sort cans, bags and packages of food that had been stored helter skelter in a very unorganized manner. Our completed effort made the director of volunteering very happy. She now has an inventory of easy to access food that her group can quickly utilize for whatever purpose they need it for.
I left SAGE feeling very good that day because I saw how my efforts provided a small, yet positive, impact on the lives of a few older citizens who need others to lend a hand on a regular basis.
I look forward to next year’s volunteer day. Thanks for continuing this annual event that the staff of 2 Places can participate in.