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DOROT, Inc.
November 3, 2009

I am the co-chair of the Social Action Committee of my synagogue. For the last four years we have individually and as a group participated in Dorot's Thanksgiving meal delivery programs in which volunteers deliver a Thanksgiving meal and stay for a friendly visit with a homebound elderly client. I also personally participate by making phone calls for their delivery programs for Rosh Hashana and Thanksgiving, The feedback that I get by making those phone calls from people who speak so very positive of the work of Dorot is very gratifying to me as a volunteer. Dorot means generations in Hebrew, and is a play on the Hebrew phrase, L'Dor V'Dor from generation to generation. Volunteers of all ages benefit by seeing how vital and productive some seniors can be well into their nineties; and last night I spoke with a happy centenarian who will be attending the Thanksgiving Banquet in a wheelchair with her aide. Such interaction gives me hope for my own later years (I am 68, an age that I once thought to be old.)Dorot is a non-sectarian agency under Jewish auspices.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Meeting with senior clients and seeing how older people can continue to be vital with supports from the community.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Make telephone calls to their clients inviting them to come to a banquet for Thanksgiving or in the alternative plan a visit with a Thanksgiving meal. For Rosh Hashana we check with the clients whether they would like to receive a holiday package. Althou.

MAZON INC A JEWISH RESPONSE TO HUNGER
October 30, 2009

I have been following and supporting Mazon, the Jewish response to Hunger since my daughter was a young teen in the Shaaray Tefilla Youth Group. My daughter is now 37, with two girls of her own, the oldest of whom is 10. I kept getting requests to write checks for various youth group functions that had odd number such as $20.60 or $15.45 because 3% was being given as a required contribution to Mazon who I learned through its newsletter and literature distributed funds to food pantries and programs throughout the United, Israel, and around the world on a non-sectarian basis. The more I read about its moral underpinnings from Isaiah, from Jewish tradition (Kol Yisrael Araveen Zeh L'zeh), the more I became commited to its success. When I was asked to undertake the development of a workplace giving campaign to replace United Way, I made sure that Mazon would be included. Ever since Mazon developed its website for donation, I use it almost exclusively to note good times (honors and mazel tovs) and bad times (in memory of loved ones in bereavement) of people about whom I care. When I have had weddings and other good occasions, I have participated through Mazon is donating 3% of the food costs to them for their distribution in turn to funding programs to feed the hungry, and made sure to let people know through Mazon place cards. I believe in this organization very strongly and have no issues with their integrity or competence.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their message speaks to me.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Feed the hungry and wipe out malnutrition in at least some of the major cities

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Donor & I donated and saw to it that Mazon was a part of my Synagogue, and my charities.