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Linda Adler and David Millman — Holiday Package Deliveries

Linda Adler and David Millman How long have you been a DOROT volunteer?

Since the mid–1980’s

How did you get involved with DOROT?

Linda: I heard about it at a meeting of a young professionals group at UJA. The idea of volunteering sounded intriguing so I tried it. My husband began volunteering with me in 1996.

What type of volunteer activities do you do at DOROT?

Package Deliveries and Friendly Visits. Beginning next year, we hope to find more ways to make ourselves useful and use this as a way to learn more about the organization.

In what ways has your DOROT volunteer experience impacted your life?

We have met several interesting people through our volunteer experience.

Recently, it has given me the opportunity to remain connected to an older generation like my parents who have both passed away.

What motivates you to continue volunteering at DOROT?

The rewarding feeling that you are doing a true mitzvah by giving companionship to an older person who needs it.

Most memorable volunteer moment:

Each one was special, there is no memory that is more special than the next. Everything has its own uniqueness.

What would you want other volunteers to know about volunteering at DOROT?

The dual feeling of being needed and doing a mitzvah.

Anything else you would like to share?

My husband, David Millman, has joined me since about 1996 and once replaced me when I was not well enough to do a package delivery. This was, in my opinion, his most important contribution to volunteering for DOROT.

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