Volunteer Appreciation Reception and Resident Art ShowWednesday, April 28, 2010 • 6:30 pm - 8:00pm • 25 Ruggles Street, Roxbury, MA
The hundreds of people (and a dog or two!) who volunteer each year give so much to Hearth, bringing their enthusiasm, compassion, and camaraderie to the residents and the staff. The individuals and groups recognized as this year’s Outstanding Volunteers each contribute to the Hearth community in different ways, but with the same end goal: to improve the lives of Hearth’s residents and clients and further our mission to end elder homelessness.
Outstanding Service AwardsTabor & Doug Mohns and Sarah & Jesse Keene
This year Hearth recognized not one individual but four: Tabor and Doug Mohns and Sarah and Jesse Keene, an informal group of friends who have been visiting the residents at Uphams Corner ElderHouse since 2008, preparing and serving delicious home-made dinners and playing bingo.
Employees at Genzyme Corporation bring great holiday cheer to the Anna Bissonnette House. For the last two years, they have shopped for, and donated, the holiday gifts for all of the residents. This past year they also generously sponsored Christmas dinner.
St. Peter's Middle School Youth Group in Weston.
The Middle School Youth Group at St. Peterís Episcopal Church in Weston have really embraced Hearth, reaching out to the residents at Ruggles Assisted Living as well as to Hearth Outreach clients, raising money and awareness for the program with the First Annual Winter Walk to End Elder Homelessness.