Last year Repair the World featured an interview with Sheva Tauby, co-founder of iVolunteer – a great organization that pairs volunteers with Holocaust survivors for weekly home visits. Since then, we’ve been super enamored with their work, which engages young people of all backgrounds (Jewish and otherwise) in meaningful service, and brings comfort and companionship to the survivors.
Now, iVolunteer is getting ready to celebrate and make a toast to the people who keep the organization going strong: their volunteers. On January 26, they will host their annual volunteer gala to raise support for and awareness about their home visitation program. The gala also serves as a huge thank you to the people who take time out of their busy weeks (volunteers range from students to freelance artists to practicing doctors – and everything in between!) to make a regular commitment to volunteering.
iVolunteer’s Gala, which will be held at the historic Angel Orensanz Center on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, will feature music and dancing, nibbles and drinks, and a silent auction of travel, entertainment, and fashion items. The proceeds of the auction will support iVolunteer’s programs, and their new SuvivorStories.org project, which collects and shares invaluable footage of Holocaust survivor’s.