Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00
The Roslyn Rotary Club honored Emma Belfer as the January Student of the Month at its luncheon on February 21.
Emma’s community service has included volunteering for the Educational Outreach for Impoverished Girls, Fundacion Juanita, where she fundraised over $4,000 for an education program for girls in a rural community in Malpaisillo, Nicaragua. She visited and delivered educational materials during school break and established an ongoing yearly fundraising trip. Emma was a volunteer in North Shore University Hospital/LIJ Children’s Hospital Child Life Program, providing play therapy for children in the hospital as well as emotional support.
Emma was a team captain for Relay for Life raising funds for the American Cancer Society. She has socialized with seniors at Grace Plaza Nursing Home, and through The River Fund prepared Thanksgiving food for people in a homeless shelter. Emma also served as an usher in the JCC Theater Program.