Steve Kaplowitz has been a member of the Thursday Chore Van #1 crew for 5 years. Prior to retiring, he worked in IT for 35 years, and he was a consultant to large companies setting up HR, Payroll and Benefits Systems.
Volunteering is a way of life for Steve; in addition to Chore, he delivers meals for Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels, he visits at-home clients and delivers holiday meals for the Jewish Home in Rockleigh, and he is on the Board of the Warriors’ Run, Inc., a charity motorcycle ride benefiting veterans’ organizations. When he has some free time, he enjoys fishing and winter skiing, bicycling, and is forming a motorcycle riding club with friends. “We visited a shut-in client who spent her days looking out her window at goings-on outside. Her roll-down window shade stuck in the down position and she could not raise it. She could not enjoy doing what she loved. I removed the roller, rolled it up, reinstalled it, and it worked perfectly. From that one minute’s work, I saw the joy restored in her face. I find my time with Chore as an enjoyable day spending time with the friends I have made on the crew; hearing stories from our clients, and giving back to people who need our help, as thanks for my and my family’s blessings.”
Support Chore and the many other programs at the Bergen Volunteer Center at our Annual Hearts of Gold Gala on Thursday, November 9 at the Stony Hill Inn. Visit bergenvolunteers.org to learn more.