The Cedar Village residents enjoy volunteering and giving back to their community. A favorite place to volunteer is the local Ronald McDonald House at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The day before the excursion, the residents lovingly made turkey and vegetable wraps to serve to the patients’ families. On the day of the visit, residents proudly wore their matching purple shirts, boarded the Cedar Village bus and brought lunch and smiles to the children, their parents, and grandparents. The volunteers served lunch, visited with the families, shared stories and bonded as they always do. At Cedar Village we believe that “age is just a number.”
Your donation will help purchase supplies and gifts for the children and their families.
Our Cedar Village residents continue to make a difference throughout the greater Cincinnati community. Recently, they assembled 200 snack bags for St. Vincent de Paul clients. In early April, they will be making lunch to take to the local Ronald McDonald House to serve to the families who are staying there while their children are patients at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. This has become an annual event and the Cedar Village residents always enjoy visiting with the children and their families and making their lives a little better.
Your donation will help cover some of the costs of the supplies for these special spring projects.
The Cedar Village Chesed Corps continues to give back to the community in many ways. Their most recent project was on Cedar Village’s Mitzvah Day, December 25th, when over 100 community volunteers joined them to perform acts of loving kindness. One special project was creating a beautiful colorful blanket for the granddaughter of Cedar Village’s Director of Nursing. For several hours they sat around at a table lovingly tying together squares of material. The finished blanket was sent to Gabby, an eight year old cancer patient. Future plans for 2014 include visiting Ronald McDonald House, the Center for Respite Care, and other community organizations where they can make a difference and brighten people’s days, just like they brightened Gabby’s day.
Our Cedar Village resident volunteers continue to give back to the community both locally and internationally. In September, our female residents made beautiful bracelets and key chains to send to Kishorit, a home for adults with disabilities in Israel. This project will continue throughout the year.
Plans are being made to continue volunteering in the community at Ronald McDonald House and the Center for Respite Care. Our resident volunteers also continue making Sabbath baskets each week to deliver to area hospitals each Friday. Wearing their purple shirts, our resident volunteers enjoy giving back to the community. “ I enjoy the opportunity to give back to the community,” said one volunteer.
Cedar Village resident volunteers continue to make an impact on individuals locally and globally. On the 4th of July, residents made beautiful greeting cards to send to the troops overseas. An outing to the Ronald McDonald House at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital took place recently. Cedar Village residents made lunch to take to the families there and as always enjoyed serving lunch and visiting with children and their parents. At the end of July, they will host an “Un-birthday Party” at the Center for Respite Care, a homeless shelter for men. This will be a repeat visit to this agency. The residents always say that they receive more than they give. Funds raised are used for supplies for all these special projects.
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