Michal Daniels, a St. Paul native and retiree, has been volunteering at Sholom’s Shaller Campus for more than six years.
“It started with my dad, Harold,” Michal explained. “My mom didn’t want him at home that much after his retirement, so he found volunteer opportunities at Sholom to keep him busy and out of the house. For many years, my dad would greet people at the door or read newspapers to residents. When he wasn’t able to drive himself there anymore, I drove him and started to get involved myself.”
Michal stepped into Harold’s volunteer position helping with weekly Happy Hour, a festive occasion where residents gather to listen to music and have refreshments, bingo and other special activities. “I enjoy helping out the residents,” Michal said. “It feels good.”
Michal is also a donor to Sholom’s Annual Fund because he wants to support the employees. “Without the staff, Sholom wouldn’t be Sholom.”