Volunteer Louise Mazzaro Saluted for 33,500 Hours of Service

Vol. 17, No. 2
Spring/Summer 2007

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  • Advanced Wound Healing Comes to Winthrop

  • Winthrop Selected as National Training Center for CyberKnife�

  • Winthrop Celebrates Survivors

  • Healthy KIDS Takes the Show on the Road

  • Precious Purls Project Knits Memories for New Moms & Babies

  • Volunteer Louise Mazzaro Saluted for 33,500 Hours of Service

  • Smiles for Scott Foundation Brings Smiles to Pediatric Patients

  • Smiles for Scott Foundation Brings Smiles to Pediatric Patients

  • Golfers Raise More than $400,000 Under Sunny Skies at Winthrop�s 22nd Annual Golf Tournament

  • 10th Annual Opera Night Hits a High Note

  • First Annual Black & White Ball Raises More than $300,000 for CCK

  • Sleep Disorders Center Achieves Fourth Reaccreditation

  • Travel Smart: Visit Winthrop's Travel Center

  • Miracle Foundation Makes Second Grant of $50,000

  • Research at Winthrop Addresses Vioxx Heart Attack Risk

  • Accolades for Winthrop

  • New Smoke-Free Campus Policy

  • Michael Magro Foundation Donates VeinViewer Imaging System

  • Annual Swim-a-Thon Makes a Splash for Pediatrics

  • New Music Therapy Program Helps Patients Cope

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  • Louise Mazzaro
    Rarely does a person remain at the same job for more than 30 years. Even more rare is the person who willingly donates their time and energies to helping others for no monetary reward for that long.

    Meet Louise Mazzaro, who began volunteering in Winthrop's Gift Shop in March 1977. Today, more than three decades later, Ms. Mazzaro continues to play a fundamental role in the store, volunteering three days a week - sometimes more - where she serves as the shop's cashier, helps with deposits and places candy orders, among other things.

    "Louise Mazzaro has distinguished herself by her outstanding contributions to the great success of the Hospital's gift shop," explained Carmela Anglim, CAVS, Director of Volunteer Services at Winthrop. "She has proven herself an invaluable member of Winthrop's dedicated corps of volunteers because she is knowledgeable and skilled in all phases of the gift shop's daily operation. We are indeed fortunate to have someone as capable, dependable and hardworking as Louise on our team."

    The ultimate expression of generosity is not in giving of
    what you have, but in giving of who you are.
    - Johnetta B. Cole

    Ms. Mazzaro has helped Winthrop remain the warm and welcoming place that it is for the Long Island community. "Louise has played a vital role in Winthrop's Gift Shop for over 30 years, having completed more than 33,500 hours of volunteer service," said Gift Shop Manager Laura Grau. "She defines the true heart of volunteering and is an extraordinary person, volunteer and friend."

    When asked what motivated her to begin volunteering at the Hospital, Ms. Mazzaro blissfully replied, "I always loved to shop, so I was delighted to accept a position in Winthrop's Gift Shop.

    "My husband didn't want me to work full-time, but he said he didn't mind if I volunteered. Little did he know how much I was going to volunteer!"

    According to Ms. Mazzaro, her volunteering experience at Winthrop has been quite rewarding. Through her selfless service, she has not only helped others, but also has made lifelong friendships and memories.

    "While volunteering at Winthrop, I've enjoyed a lot of happy moments," she reflected. "The friendships that I have built with both the staff and other volunteers are priceless. I wouldn't have missed this for anything!"

    Louise Mazzaro currently resides in West Hempstead. She has two daughters, Theresa and Patricia, and beautiful twin grandsons.

    For more information on volunteering at Winthrop and how you can get involved, call (516) 663-2391.

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