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Impact of Senior-Corps RSVP members highlighted at HOSC Recognition Brunch

2017 June 12
by HandsOn Suburban Chicago

On May 18, during Senior Corps week, HandsOn Suburban Chicago celebrated and recognized the accomplishments of our Senior Corps-RSVP members. At a recognition brunch held at the Metropolis ballroom, attendees enjoyed a delicious meal. Together we celebrated the outstanding accomplishments of Senior Corps-RSVP members who helped provide a total of 85,000 volunteer hours to area nonprofits!

 

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The impact of the contributions of Senior Corps-RSVP members made during our Senior Corps-RSVP fiscal year, ending March 31, 2017 were shared at the recognition brunch.

  • 180 Senior Corps-RSVP members assisted 253 adult learners improve their English language skills to become better prepared parents, neighbors, and increase employment opportunities.
  • 83 Senior Corps-RSVP members painted the exterior of 16 financially disadvantaged seniors enabling them to remain in their homes with pride.
  • 67 Senior Corps-RSVP members processed thrift shop donations resulting in additional revenues.
  • 56 Senior Corps-RSVP members tutored 372 students helping them improve academically.
  • 52 Senior Corps-RSVP members helped 1,149 filers complete their income tax returns, saving them the cost of tax preparation fees on average of $250.
  • 46 Senior Corps-RSVP members transported 305 older adults to medical appointments.
  • 34 Senior Corps-RSVP members delivered meals to 458 adults helping them to continue living independently.
  • 27 Senior Corps-RSVP members provided services for disaster preparedness.
  • 24 Senior Corps-RSVP members provided specialized skills to our member organizations helping those organizations do more with fewer dollars.
  • 18 Senior Corps-RSVP members supported food distribution pantries to 3,899 individuals helping to alleviate hunger.
  • 250 Senior Corps-RSVP members volunteered as advisory board members, animal and farm care, administrative and staff support roles, airport guides, art, craft, knit and crochet groups, choir members, current and special events assistance, hospital and nursing home activities, instructors, and homeless shelter workers.
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