Triton College’s RSVP Volunteer Program celebrates 30 years with luncheon on Nov. 3
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCT. 14, 2013
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of West Suburban Cook and Southern DuPage Counties (RSVP) will celebrate a milestone at its 30th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Diplomat West Banquets in Elmhurst.
A national volunteer program, locally sponsored by Triton College, RSVP provides individuals 55 and older an opportunity to impact their community through volunteer service activities. RSVP volunteers serve in capacities that call on their wisdom, experiences, skills, training, interests and willingness to keep learning.
All RSVP volunteers who served 36 hours within the year are invited to the luncheon complimentary. The cost is $20 per person for guests of RSVP volunteers and participants of the program who did not serve 36 hours within the year who would like to attend the event.
“We will celebrate the great work our approximately 500 volunteers have done this year with a special volunteer appreciation luncheon,” said Kay Frey, director of the RSVP Volunteer Program. “This past year, these volunteers gave more than 73,000 hours of volunteer service to their community, representing a cost savings of approximately $1.6 million. These volunteers are priceless treasures of our community.”
RSVP volunteers tutor English as a Second Language (ESL) students, provide clerical assistance, make lunches for the homeless, prepare taxes for the elderly, and visit the terminally ill and nursing home residents. Whenever and wherever the need is great, volunteers help others. This year’s luncheon features entertainment by It’s All About You Entertainment and raffle prizes donated by Zanies in Rosemont, the Oak Park Festival Theatre, Community Nurse Health Center, Hines VA Hospital, Paramount Theatre in Aurora, The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Ten Thousand Villages in Oak Park, and RSVP Advisory Council member Carol Bibly. Rep. Kathleen Willis will be present to thank the volunteers for their service.
To volunteer with RSVP or for more information, call Triton’s RSVP Office at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3603.
Alicia Roberson, Public Relations Writer
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