Monday, June 14, 2010

Sinai Volunteers Give Back To Community

Sinai Hospital was the first place winner and Levindale was second in THE ASSOCIATED's 90,000 hours campaign, officials recently announced.

As part of its 90th anniversary celebration, THE ASSOCIATED had a drive for the community to serve 90,000 volunteer hours together. THE ASSOCIATED’s Jewish Volunteer Connection (JVC), which matches individuals, families and groups with projects that match their interest. managed this initiative. Sinai Hospital contributed 11,772 hours and Levindale completed 10,300 hours.

The winners of the campaign were announced at THE ASSOCIATED's Celebration of Leadership on Wednesday at the Weinberg Park Heights Jewish Community Center Community Room.

"As the volunteer manager at Sinai, I feel fortunate that the hospital is ASSOCIATED," says Beth Markowitz. "Through its programs and services, THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore works wonders to highlight and strengthen the role of volunteers in our community."

Sinai was awarded $500 for its volunteer recognition efforts.

"It was a very vibrant competition that demonstrated commitment to service," says Ashley Pressman, director of Jewish Volunteer Connection. "It has been very successful in creating a culture of service, plus it got people to track their hours."

To learn more about THE ASSOCIATED, click here. To learn more about volunteering at Sinai, click here. To learn more about volunteering at Levindale, call 410-601-2260.

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