St. Catherine Volunteer Retires...Again
After almost 30 years of volunteering at St. Catherine, Anne Crandall retired at the end of 2017. The Kings Park resident logged 15,336 hours of service during that time, was elected auxiliary president and represented St. Catherine at the Nassau-Suffolk Council of Hospital Auxiliaries. In addition, she has served on the Council Board and as council president.
When she retired in 1990 after 41 years as a physical education teacher, Ms. Crandall wanted to give back to others and began volunteering at St. Catherine. She recalled a patient who was so impressed with her speed and expertise in making beds that he wanted to hire her for the hotel business.
Ms. Crandall said she is not really leaving St. Catherine, as she hopes to volunteer from time to time. Having met some wonderful people through her hospital volunteer work over the years, she is now looking forward to spending more time with her family and pursuing another passion of hers—knitting. She has already knitted almost 200 baby hats to donate for newborns.
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