Volunteers inducted into Interfaith Social Services’ Hall of Fame

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Volunteers inducted into Interfaith Social Services’ Hall of Fame

Two of the volunteers include Milton residents

Thirteen South Shore residents were recently inducted into Interfaith Social Services’ Matti Lang Hall of Fame. The volunteers were honored at a Volunteer Appreciation Night at the Quincy Elks Lodge on June 4. SIGNET Electronic Systems was also honored at the event for their exemplary commitment to volunteerism.

Interfaith Social Services operates one of Greater Boston’s largest emergency food pantries, a mental health counseling center, Thrift Shop and homelessness prevention program. Since 1947, Interfaith Social Services has been a safety net for thousands of children and families from the South Shore who are struggling to make ends meet.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Interfaith’s programs, and the Hall of Fame recognizes those who have served at Interfaith regularly for at least one year. The Hall of Fame is named after one of Interfaith’s most dedicated volunteers, Matti Lang, who gave decades of his life selflessly serving Interfaith’s clients.

This year’s honorees include: Braintree resident Terrel Harris; Milton residents Diane Mulkern and Emily Ryan; Plympton resident Kelly Clasby; and Quincy residents Robin Anderson, Pamela Baker, Kathy & Ron Collins, Theresa Kerrigan, Rayne O’Gara-Pratt, Isabella Oliveri, Angela Ryan and Robert Slack.

In addition to the Hall of Fame induction, Interfaith also honored their 2019 Community Partner of the Year, SIGNET Electronic Systems. This award honors businesses or organizations that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to volunteerism.

SIGNET has been a corporate partner of Interfaith since 2014. They’ve consistently provided a volunteer group to Interfaith’s food pantry each month for the past five years. SIGNET’s volunteers have filled orders in the food pantry, tended Interfaith’s vegetable garden, distributed holiday gifts, participated in the annual Stop the Stigma 5K and assisted with numerous seasonal initiatives.

“SIGNET’s efforts to instill a culture of service and community engagement amongst their employees have made a measurable impact on Interfaith and those we serve,” said Paula Daniels, Interfaith’s Director of Development.

Kelly Clasby, Director of Human Capital Management, attended the event with a group of SIGNET employees and accepted the award on behalf of SIGNET.

“It wasn’t until I became a member of the SIGNET team that I realized the true importance of giving back and what a difference one person can make – especially with the support of an entire organization behind them,” said Clasby. “SIGNET’s commitment to its community and to Interfaith specifically, rejuvenated my desire to be part of something good.”

For more information about volunteering:

Volunteers at Interfaith Social Services commit to a three-hour shift per week. Shifts are available Monday-Friday, between 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Opportunities include working in the Bureau Drawer Thrift Shop, assisting in food rescue operations, filling orders for clients in the food pantry, manning the front desk, and stocking and inventorying the pantry.

Those interested in volunteering at Interfaith Social Services are encouraged to contact Paula Daniels at 617-773-6203 ext. 28 or pdaniels@interfaithsocialservices.org.

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