Teams from the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island hit the streets this Thanksgiving, delivering traditional Thanksgiving meals – with all the trimmings – to 1,041 local area seniors.
Thirty-one staff members and 59 volunteers sacrificed a part of their own festivities to make deliveries to four senior centers – Haber House Senior Center, Surf Solomon Senior Center, Jay-Harama Senior Center and Ocean Parkway Senior Center – as well as to a slew of home-bound clients.
“When the staff of an organization not only perform their required duties well, but also demonstrate sincere caring for its client population and unique dedication to the organization’s mission — such performance is remarkable and is deserving of special recognition and praise,” Rabbi Moshe Wiener, JCCGCI’s executive director, told the volunteers.” The fact that you sacrificed part of your own Thanksgiving holiday to enable our elderly clients to enjoy the holiday is very sincerely appreciated by the management and Board of Directors of Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island. The positive impact of the Thanksgiving celebration that you enable will fondly remain with our clients throughout the year and will be eagerly anticipated by them in years to come. May the knowledge that your personal sacrifice made so many seniors so happy in such a significant manner continue to brighten your life and that of your dear family for the year and years to come.”