2018 Gift Of The Heart – Pitman High School
The law firm of Hoffman DiMuzio has allocated close to half a million dollars to its Gift of the Heart Community Scholarship Foundation. Forty-nine graduating seniors from Gloucester, Cumberland, and Salem County High Schools have been selected to receive a one thousand dollar scholarship for embodying the service ideals of the program. This week, the 2018 Gift of the Heart Hoffman DiMuzio Community Service Foundation recipients are from Pitman High School: Lindsay Boyd and Zachary Abu-Orf.
When discussing her past volunteer work, Lindsay Boyd explains, “Serving the community is something that I’ve always loved to do.” Her projects have dealt in several distinct community needs.
With Younglife, a Christian outreach ministry, Lindsay had the opportunity to aid a program called Capernaum. The program helps students with special needs. In her role, Lindsay has volunteered at both summer day camps and weekly meetings during the academic year. She often provides music, and has also helped to support the dining hall. While the camps are in session, she’ll prepare meals, set and clean up tables, and serve food.
The Joy Community fellowship is another means by which Lindsay volunteers. During church services, Lindsay provides childcare for her community members. Additionally she helps to deliver donated food to intended recipients.
In her senior year, Lindsay has also began volunteering at the Camden County Animal Shelter. To aid the adoption process, she cleans cages, gives medication, and provides food and water for cats at the local PetValu store. Should someone be interested in adoption, Lindsay also aids in filling out the proper paperwork. Thank you for your amazing work Lindsay!
In order to engage in community service, Zachary Abu-Orf became involve with some of the many organizations available in his high school. Beginning his freshman year, he has completed projects regularly with Key club, a student organization that seeks to volunteer in the community.
As a Key club member, Zachary has the opportunity to support a wide range of projects. Visiting Pitman Manor, a nursing home, has thus far been his favorite. Every other week, the home hosts bingo on Monday nights. Bingo became a schedule staple for many students; these visits have proven to be wonderful experiences for all parties involved. Zachary explains, “knowing that both playing the game and seeing the students were things they looked forward to made it that much more worth it.” He annually performed songs for residents alongside the high school choir. With choir, he has participated in performance events for both elementary schools and CHOP as well.
Zachary is also a member of the National Honor Society. With NHS, he has helped with the school-wide canned food drive and setup for school events such as the musical. Keep up the great work Zachary!
Sincere congratulations are extended to Pitman High School: Lindsay Boyd and Zachary Abu-Orf, as well as to their proud parents, family and friends! Next week, the featured Gift of the Heart recipients will be from Washington Township High School.
Click here to read more about the Hoffman DiMuzio Gift Of The Heart Scholarship Foundation.
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