Jewish Volunteers Bring Gifts to Hospital Staff
They can’t keep a long-standing holiday tradition, but they continue making an impact.
Greensboro – Volunteers with Jewish Family Services brought 180 bags of candy, goodies and prizes for staff at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. The gifts will be given to those who work Christmas.
Amanda Loflin, Jewish Volunteer Services and Michael Gibson, Cone Health
For nearly 50 years, volunteers with Jewish Family Services staffed the information desks, gift shops and cafeterias at Moses Cone Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The gesture was made to allow Christian workers the holiday off so they could spend time with their families.
Due to Covid-19, the Jewish volunteers have been unable to continue this annual tradition. The gift bags allow them to, in the words of Amanda Loflin, volunteer and program coordinator, Jewish Family Services, “Show our appreciation and continued support of those who work Christmas.”