As we celebrate National Volunteer Recognition Month this April, Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County will honor the 411 generous volunteers who served 464 of our neighbors in need last year. These amazing friends provided over 23,000 hours of free compassionate service to the homebound elderly and people with disabilities, at an incredible value of over $600,000 this year alone. This continuing growth speaks both to the needs of our most vulnerable people and to the power of the gifts that our volunteers share with them, every day, in friendship and love.
I have witnessed first-hand the joyful bond between our volunteers and care receivers, relationships that replace loneliness and despair with warmth and hope. Sometimes it is the gift of a friendly visit, or a ride to the doctor’s office, a trip to the grocery store, or maybe it’s helping with household chores. It is these small loving tasks that make all the difference to someone who is struggling and alone.
Sharing their gifts and their lives with someone in need comes naturally to our Interfaith volunteers, a compassionate trait that deserves to be honored and celebrated. Let’s do it together! With your support, we can affirm the critical importance of our volunteers’ generosity to the well-being and success of our entire community.
There are many ways that you can become a part of this wonderful event on April 27 at Mercer Oaks Catering, in West Windsor NJ. Click here to learn about becoming an event sponsor or placing an ad in the program. Please be as generous as possible, and together we will celebrate the volunteers who enrich all of our lives in Greater Mercer County.
Linda Gyimoty, MA