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Volunteer Mavens: Store to Door

Even before she became a senior, Store to Door Executive Director Helen Bernstein loved seniors. In 1979, Helen taught the first fitness classes in Manhattan designed specifically for seniors. She later went to the 92nd Street Y as director of the senior adult program. She chaired the Eastside Council on the Aging, a group focused…


Volunteer mavens: Sunshine Pantry

The Sunshine Pantry, which now helps more than 1,000 families a month, was started 30 years ago by Sharon Straus as a project for her son’s Cub Scout Pack. Almost six years ago her pantry moved from her home into the Reif Business Park located just off of Hall Boulevard at 7795 Cirrus Dr., Bldg….


Volunteer Evolution

A quarter century ago, Congregation Beth Israel decided to organize volunteers to do something Jewish for Christmas. Over the years, the effort has included delivering Meals on Wheels and serving Christmas dinner for low-income residents in the area. For many years, Alan Rosenfeld co-chaired the committee that organized the dinner. Rosenfeld and Beth Israel volunteers…