From The Archives: Circa 2001 – International Year of the Volunteer Workshop, YMCA/Red Bank, NJ

photo: YMCA/Red Bank staffers, youth volunteers from four NJ counties, Blankie Depot workshop coordinators and supporters (including Miss New Jersey 2001).

photo: YMCA/Red Bank staffers, youth volunteers from four NJ counties, Blankie Depot workshop coordinators and supporters (including Miss New Jersey 2001).

That year, President, Hillary Roberts, (photo: 4th person from the left) was summoned to Washington, DC to receive an award for our first international project with Bonn, Germany in ordinance with the United Nations World Leadership event.  IYV 2001 was also the beginning of our state-wide, unified volunteer network under our official 501c3 non profit designation.  The beautiful crystal world globe we received from American journalist, Cokie Roberts during the awards ceremony, adorns our HQ to this day!