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Review for Dorot, Inc., New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In 1989 I was searching for a hands-on volunteer opportunity and learned about DOROT. After a thorough interview I was matched with Julia for weekly Friendly Visiting. That first visit started my involvement with this exceptional organization. As our visits progressed, I became more aware of the in-depth concern and respect that DOROT shows its elders and volunteers throughout its many programs. This lead to an invitation to join the board where I have served on the executive committee as secretary, president elect, president (4 years), board chair, and vice president. I have taught a course on University Without Walls, our teleconference classes, for 10 years; I have experienced Cemetery Visits, Thanksgiving Banquets, Holiday Package Deliveries and a number of other programs over the past 22 years. DOROT is nonpareil in serving the elderly and the community. I know this as lay leader and as a volunteer. This year’s audit showed that 83% if every dollar that was raised went directly into program. I am proud to have served this organization and to watch the smiles on the faces of the elderly. Join us!

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How did you learn about this organization?

Trough an annual report that told DOROT'S story.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Alleviating isolation of the elderly by bringing the generations together

What is its top priority in the long run?

To better serve an increasing number of elder people as the population ages in the US. With little government aide available, it will be necessary to raise more funds in order to address the growing need for more complex services in an increasing difficult financial times.

Role:  Board Member & I escorted elderly to various programs, I taught a teleconference class, I escorted elderly to visit loved ones at the cemetery, I made holiday package deliveries, served food and advocated and fundraised.