MFi Volunteer Awards honoree
Liz told me the photo above was taken at a road race in Hawaii. Liz was nominated by Errin Chapin:
Primary organization or initiative where she/he volunteers: New England Donor Services
Other organizations where she/he volunteers: Lions of Medfield, Medfield Public Schools (Blake and the High School as parent volunteer), Amelia’s Light, Hannah Adams
How many years has the nominee be donating her/his time? 3
New England Donor Services is by far Liz Sandeman’s most treasured volunteer work as raising awareness of organ donation strikes home for her. Her 54-year-old sister died while on a lung transplant wait list. Such losses are too frequent as the need for organ donors is chronic. Liz chose to honor her sister by actively educating people about how to increase the availability of vital organs. Liz speaks in favor of organ donation all over the area at drivers ed classes, hospitals and schools. She emphasizes the benefits of becoming a living organ donor as well as indicating one’s preference to be a giver of life through organ donation at the end of one’s own life. Liz also volunteers her time stuffing envelopes at the main headquarters. One way or another she is volunteering here on a weekly basis. Through these efforts, Liz is highly respected and valued by the organization. She is also an active member of the Medfield Lions Club where she serves on the board. Liz’s efforts for the annual Chowder Fest, the Christmas tree sale and Spring Gala are greatly appreciated. She volunteers weekly at her three children’s schools, pitching in where needed. This past year, she also began volunteering at fundraising activities for Amelia’s Light, an international, nonprofit organization that empowers survivors of human trafficking. In all of these organizations, Liz is an ardent supporter, advocate and fund raiser. Liz brings her positive personality and talents to tasks great and small and generously gives her time to make Medfield a caring, supportive community. While I know she does these things selflessly, I would like to show her our community’s appreciation of her efforts through this award.”
The public is invited to the reception honoring all the MFi volunteer award nominees at 3PM on Sunday, April 8 at The Center.
The Medfield Foundation volunteer awards are made possible through the sponsorship of Roche Bros. and Brothers Marketplace, as well as a contribution for Rockland Trust.