Volunteer Spotlight: Janice Schafer

Janice Schafer receives first annual “Naressa Ann Allen Award”(NAA Award) – When we lost our Director of Operations, in Aug. 2018, we knew that we wanted to honor her and her love of ASW. We decided to recognize a volunteer, for their support and dedication to ASW, each year at our Annual Children’s Christmas Party. This year’s recipient, for the NAA award’s first year, was Janice Schafer.

Janice has been a long-time ASW volunteer, starting as a decorating committee member for our then annual “Be a Part of Something Special” Event/Silent Auction.  She also volunteered for other events/fundraisers before moving to Boston.  Upon her return, she resumed her volunteer efforts with ASW, helping however and whenever she is needed, from helping with car shows and golf outings to our Annual Children’s Christmas party. She first attended the party as a volunteer, helping with set up and decorating and working with our wish kids and their siblings on a craft the day of the party. Last year, she became a co-chair of the decorating committee and will be chairing the committee again this year. She volunteers not only her time, but her talents and treasures, and her passion for crafting and decorating shows in her over-the-top performance regardless of the theme of the party!

Janice Schafer, Naressa Allen Award Winner.
Janice Schafer, Naressa Allen Award Winner.
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