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New Eyes Honors Local Volunteers at 80th Anniversary Celebration

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New Eyes' Board Vice President Marianne Busby (l.) presents eyeglass pins to volunteers Dottie Marshall (c.) and Mary Ann Visocchi in honor of their 10 years of service to New Eyes. Credits: New Eyes for the Needy
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Past Presidents of New Eyes for the Needy: Standing (l. to r.) Patricia McGinley, Cathy Herbst, Ann Humphrey Seated (l. to r.) Joan Daeschler, Leigh Gifford Credits: New Eyes for the Needy
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At its 80th Anniversary volunteer celebration on December 7 at the Short Hills Club, New Eyes for the Needy recognized Dottie Marshall of Short Hills and Mary Ann Visocchi of Summit for their respective 10 years of volunteer service.

Mrs. Marshall acknowledges eyeglass, jewelry and hearing aid donations to New Eyes while Mrs. Visocchi provides administrative support to the U.S. eyeglass program.

"Volunteers like Dottie and Mary Ann are what New Eyes is all about," said Jean Gajano, community relations coordinator. "Their spirited commitment to improving the vision of people in need everywhere is what has sustained this organization and allowed it to stay true to its mission over the past 80 years."

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New Eyes' volunteer celebration recognized volunteers present and past, including previous presidents of the Board of Trustees: Leigh Gifford, 1956-57; Ann Humphrey, 1975-77; Joan Daeschler, 1983-84 and 1993-95; Patricia McGinley, 1990-92; and Cathy Herbst, 1995-97. Mrs. Humphrey and Mrs. Daeschler continue to serve New Eyes as assistant treasurer and overseas shipment coordinator, respectively.

Members of the community who are interested in volunteering at New Eyes should contact Jean Gajano at 973-376-4908 or jgajano@neweyesfortheneedy.org.

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