"...someone suggested that perhaps we use some of our time to give back to the community through volunteering rather than just always having fun. Everyone thought it was a great idea, so it was early last spring that they volunteered for the very first time as a group with members of Temple Shalom; in agreement they decided to meet at ARC's head quarters (Address edited out-DS staff-Emily Luke) to put together care packages for the soldiers in Iraq. It was a selfless act on everyone's part and left us all with a feeling of accomplishment and ever since then they have been volunteering. They have raked leafs in the rain at Camp Seton for the Boy Scouts of America and assisted them with a large mailing at their head quarters on Mason Avenue. They have helped out with mailings at Greenwich Hospital and have decorated The Arch Street Teen Center for a Halloween party. They also gave a hand to the Salvation Army by preparing food packages during the Thanksgiving holiday and they helped Neighbor to Neighbor by folding donated clothes and stocked the shelves in their pantry and volunteered with Greenwich Green and Clean by picking up litter on one of the local roads that runs along the river in the Pemberwick community. Each time they volunteer, they get to meet new people, learn a new skill and share in a humbling experience that builds a stronger appreciation for the community in which they live. They are always interested in when and where our next volunteer sight will be and are willing to attempt most anything without any hesitation. It is for this reason that I nominate these volunteers to receive the New Volunteer Award as a group.There are many resons to volunteer but they volunteer because they genuinely like too and most of all because they can. "