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April 25, 2003 - Image 32

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-04-25

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Bloomfield, Vincent Collins of Beverly
Hills, Edward Deeb of Grosse Pointe
Shores, Larry Gambotto of Northville
and Bunny Hall of Dearborn.
Honorary chairs of the event include
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick;
Ralph Babb Jr., chairman, president
and CEO, Comerica; and Nick Sheele,
president and COO, Ford Motor Co.

Impressive Youth Volunteer

As one of four Young Metro Volunteer
awardees, Perry Teicher has already
accumulated an impressive list of vol-
unteer achievements and firsts. He
won a BBYO national award for the
weekly basketball program he estab-
lished with mentally challenged adults
through JARC, a social service agency.
Last year, he won the election as
BBYO's Michigan regional president.
Richard Segal, BBYO regional chair,
wrote in his nominating letter that
Teicher extended his volunteer activi-
ties and heart at the local, statewide,
national and now international level.
Twice Teicher has traveled to Bulgaria
with other BBYO leaders to teach
Jewish history and customs to Jewish
youth who had little understanding of
their heritage.
At home, to foster understanding
between Jewish and Arab youth,
Teicher entered the American Arab and
Jewish Friends essay contest, in which
he, another Jewish youth and two Arab
teens met, ate meals at each others'
homes, attended religious services and
wrote a paper together on the experi-
ence. Each member of this group won
a college scholarship in the contest.
"One main thing about volunteer-
ing," Teicher said, "is that people
should enjoy_the volunteer work they
do. It'll make as much an impact on
the people you're helping as on your-
The other students who won the
United Way youth award — which
includes a $250 donation to the organ-
ization where the awardees do a major-
ity of their work — are Mary Cartier,
17, of Waterford; Jennifer Grima, 17,
of Livonia; and Abigail Kellermann,
17, of Waterford. ❑

The United Way Community
Services' volunteer luncheon is
11:30 a.m. Monday, April 28, at
the Detroit Marriott Renaissance
Center, Renaissance Ballroom.
$25. For tickets: (313) 226-9413.
For information about United
Way Community Services: (313)

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