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MRS. HASUMATI PATEL FROM WESTVIEW SCHOOL RECOGNIZED FOR VOLUNTEER WORK!

Hasumati Patel- Recognized as Volunteer of the Week (May 17, 2021) and featured on SERVE ILLINOIS.

Mrs. Hasumati Patel has been volunteering her time and talents to the Westview School Community since December, 2016. After raising 3 children that each attended Westview decades ago, Mrs. Patel came across an article about the elementary school in a community newsletter. The article indicated that the school welcomed volunteers from the community. As an individual who likes to contribute to her community, Mrs. Patel met with the principal to determine how she might be able to help.

Since then, Mrs. Patel has been spending 2-3 hours in the morning, 3 days per week, working with students in small groups. She plays games, supports children with assignments, reads books aloud, and listens to students from 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade read aloud to her. Children appreciate her gentle and nurturing manner and for many, she has become a surrogate grandmother!

They say that it takes a village to raise a child, and Westview School is so appreciative to have Mrs. Patel as a positive, contributing member of their school community!