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March Event Will Celebrate Volunteers Across Bergen County

Locals proudly pose at a prior Bergen Volunteer Center event.
Locals proudly pose at a prior Bergen Volunteer Center event. Photo Credit: Bergen Volunteer Center Facebook page

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Volunteers are at the heart of any community.

To honor them and bring recognition to the work they do, the Bergen Volunteer Center will salute volunteers from all parts of the county at its annual Celebrate Volunteers event Wednesday, March 30.

"This event is a great way for organizations to honor their volunteers," said Lynne Algrant, the center’s CEO. "Hundreds of volunteers will be commended for their dedication, time and talent, and, at the same time, agencies save themselves the expense of hosting a separate event."

Beginning with a reception, the evening will feature an inspiring program, highlighting the many extraordinary ways in which volunteers enhance the community. Public and private non-profit organizations, hospitals, libraries, religious organizations, schools and corporations in Bergen County are invited to bring volunteers they would like to honor, along with staff, to this non-competitive, community-wide event.

Every volunteer will receive special gifts and certificates of commendation. Each organization can choose to honor its top volunteers based on its own criteria for determining exemplary volunteer achievement, including impact, dedication, hours served and loyalty.

Seating is limited; reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and are due March 20. The cost is $10 per person. Call 201-489-9454 Ext. 202 to reserve tickets or for more information. Sponsorship opportunities also are available.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Bergen Community College’s Moses Meeting and Training Center, TEC 128, 400 Paramus Road in Paramus.

For more information, contact Melissa LaRobardier, associate director of development, at 201-489-9454 Ext. 206. In 2016, the Bergen Volunteer Center will celebrate 50 years of service in the community.

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