Friday, March 21, 2014

Special Evening for Special Volunteers

Tickets are still available for Celebrate Volunteers, a festive, fun and non-competitive volunteer recognition event, hosted by the Volunteer Center of Bergen County. On Thursday, April 3, the men, women and young people who give their time to help others will be honored at Bergen Community College in the Moses Meeting and Training Center, 400 Paramus Road in Paramus.   The evening begins with a 6:00 pm dessert reception, followed by an inspirational program at 7:15 pm.
Non-profit and government agencies – including libraries, hospitals, senior centers, schools, religious organizations and municipalities – as well as businesses and corporations, are invited to bring volunteers to whom they want to give a public pat on the back.
This event is a great way for organizations to honor their volunteers,” explains Janet Sharma, the Volunteer Center’s executive director.  “Celebrate Volunteers will inspire us all.”
This year, agency and corporate volunteer managers will participate in the celebration by sharing stories that highlight the accomplishments of their volunteers.  TD Bank, one of Bergen County’s most outstanding corporate citizens, will provide an overview of their community involvement efforts.  Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels will highlight some of its programs, especially those that showcase the vital role of volunteers. The evening will include a photo montage of volunteers from local agencies, hard at work to make the community better. 
Every volunteer at Celebrate Volunteers will receive a special gift and certificate of commendation.  The venue allows groups to sit together to enjoy refreshments and festivities in a comfortable and intimate setting.    Reservations are on a first come, first served basis, and can be made by reserving online or calling (201) 489-9454 x118.   The cost is $ 10.00 per person.
Synetek Solutions and TD Bank are Gold Star Sponsors of Celebrate Volunteers. Additional sponsors include Inserra Shop Rite Supermarkets, and  iBid.

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