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Purolator Joins AHRC Volunteers for Last Recreational Dance of the Season

Purolator Joins AHRC Volunteers for Last Recreational Dance of the Season

Categories: Agency Excellence, Blog, Featured News, Volunteer Leadership

The season’s final dance at St. Martin of Tours Church in Bethpage was a spectacular gathering organized by a dedicated team of volunteers under the leadership of community liaison, Lynne Brewer. Over 200 guests supported by AHRC danced the night away, celebrating another wonderful season of connection and friendship.

These community experiences provide opportunities for people to connect and catch up on old times, as it was for Diane W. and Mary Jo Lowerre.

The pair have been friends for over 25 years. Their bond formed during their days in the Freeport Vocational Training Center and time shared taking the bus from their respective apartments. Jamie Rosenberg from Purolator poses with her son Owen Borod

“I’m still in my apartment but I’m retired now so I like to meet up at the dances. I can’t believe we’ve known each other for over twenty-five years,” said Diane.

The dance was not only an opportunity for members of the AHRC community to get together and enjoy an evening of food, fun, and friends but also a chance for them to give back to organizations in need.

Purolator International, a long-time corporate volunteer, was a partner for the evening in two ways. Six members of Purolator’s community outreach arm, Purolator Gives Back (PGB), attended the dance. PGB helped prepare and serve food and refreshments for the event.

They also helped facilitate the event’s goal of holding a pet food drive for Long Island Harvest. Long Island Harvest highlighted that pet food was among their most needed items and AHRC is always ready to help out when needed.

Jamie Rosenberg from Purolator chipped in with her son Owen Borod, who is currently a junior in high school. Jamie and Owen frequently volunteer together for AHRC.

“The best part about it is I get to bring my son with me. I love that I’m getting him involved early on and he’s learning to give back. It makes it all the more special,” said Jamie.

These events are made possible through the contribution of several community members with food provided by Popei’s Clam Bar, Moscato Bakery & Cafe, Francesco’s Bakery, and Pappardelle’s Pizzeria & Restaurants.