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Sertoma sees jump in volunteers

Mount Greenwood Honor Society students assisted Patrick (left) with his craft project day they came visit SertomCentre Inc. Alsip.

Mount Greenwood Honor Society students assisted Patrick (left) with his craft project the day they came to visit Sertoma Centre Inc. in Alsip. | Supplied photo

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Updated: October 9, 2013 6:02AM



The Sertoma Centre volunteer program has seen a substantial increase in the number of youth volunteers, Amy Chmura, director of advancement and communications, said.

For example, 21 National Junior Honor Society members from Mount Greenwood School and two of their teachers volunteered for a day of activities assisting people with disabilities who participate in day programs at the center, 4343 W. 123rd St., Alsip.

The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders organized activities including bingo, arts and crafts, indoor bowling, freeze dance and Pictionary.

“They were so polite and very interactive with our consumers,” Laura Gardner, volunteer services manager, said. “They jumped right in and volunteered for several hours.”

The students said they “had a great time” and thought bowling and bingo were “the biggest hits of the day.”

For more information about volunteering, contact Gardner at (708) 730-6211 or lgardner@sertomacentre.org.

Staff report



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