Three women posing for the camera, two hold up certificates.

Cultivating Communities volunteers honored

Erin Hamm (Glenside), left, a student at Delaware Valley College, and Christina Yi (North Wales), right, a student at Wissahickon High School, are congratulated by Mona Gold (Harleysville), volunteer director, after receiving Outstanding Student Service awards at the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life’s annual volunteer recognition reception.

Ms. Hamm and Ms. Yi volunteer their time to help grow the Abramson Center’s herb and vegetable garden. Produce from the garden is donated to the Cultivating Communities Campaign, which distributes locally grown fruits and vegetables to Montgomery county families in need. Since beginning the project a year ago, the garden has produced 340 pounds for the campaign. Ms. Hamm also runs the Center’s resident Horticulture Club.

The Abramson Center is fortunate to have 335 active volunteers who donate their time to benefit the seniors served by the Center.

The Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, located in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Pa., is a nonprofit provider of services to seniors that include nursing care, personal care and independent living apartments, post-hospital transitional care, hospice, home care, adult day care, counseling and referral, as well as aging research. For more information, visit

(The story and related picture were published in the May 9, 2012 edition of The Reporter.)