Taylor Zeides, 14, of Ocean City, N.J., is the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Volunteer of the Month for January. MAC Chief Outreach Officer Mary Stewart nominated Zeides for her assistance this past fall. She is the youngest daughter of Melissa Zeides, MAC’s Chief Operating Officer, and she volunteers for MAC events on a regular basis, but several of her recent efforts deserve special highlight. She helped MAC staff secure the Emlen Physick Estate the weekend prior to Hurricane Sandy’s arrival on Monday, Oct. 29, and then brought a corps of hard-working friends who helped clean up downed branches and leaves after the hurricane on Wednesday, Oct. 31. It was due to teamwork and assistance from volunteers like Zeides that MAC was able to quickly resume its regular schedule of tours and events on Friday, Nov. 2. She also helped provide refreshments for the MAC Annual Meeting on Nov. 11, by bringing cookies and desserts, organizing and arranging plates of cheese and crackers, and preparing punch. “Taylor is always cheerful and helpful and ready to pitch in wherever she is needed,” said Stewart. “She is a delight to have around, as well.” MAC benefits from the expertise of members of the community in a variety of ways. The Volunteer of the Month award is given to a person who demonstrates a high degree of dedication, commitment and constancy to MAC’s volunteer program. For information on the variety of volunteer opportunities available, please contact Barbara Hubmaster at 609-884-5404, ext. 109, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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