Step into InMotion on a Monday morning and you’ll likely be greeted by Harriet Kitay’s welcoming smile. Harriet, who resides in Lyndhurst, welcomes clients and caregivers every Monday morning as a front desk volunteer.
A former owner of furniture stores, and current competitive bridge player, Harriet heard about InMotion from a friend. She said her time at InMotion has taught her “patience and positivity,” and she truly enjoys “the spirit of the clients and the warmth of the staff.”
One of the most touching experiences at InMotion for Harriet occurred several months ago. Harriet spent time talking with a new client who appeared to be very depressed. About three weeks later, after getting involved in classes and interacting with staff and other clients, Harriet noticed a huge change in this person, “She really seemed like a new person! Really a positive attitude!”
Positive. Rewarding. Camaraderie. Those are the three words Harriet uses to describe her volunteer experience at the Center. And how has InMotion has touched her life? “I just love being here,” Harriet said. “It makes a person realize what is important in life.”
Thank you, Harriet, for all that you do!
We are thanking our volunteers for all that they do by dedicating the 2018 Pals In Motion race in their honor. To make a donation in honor of Harriet or another volunteer, please click here.
We are always looking for dedicated and reliable volunteers to help out at our front desk and to assist in classes. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at InMotion, please visit https://beinmotion.org/volunteer