National Day of Service and Remembrance

The Gabe W. Miller Memorial Foundation designates one day each year as its National Day Of Service and Remembrancesm. This day is a means to pay tribute to Gabe and his efforts in the delivery of social services. When Gabe was taken from us so prematurely, the world lost a sensitive, creative, thoughtful person who was able to reach and help persons facing difficulties. By volunteering on the Day of Service, perhaps we can all contribute to society the way Gabe would be doing if he were still with us.

All present and future Friends Of Gabesm are encouraged to volunteer a day or part of a day to a local social service agency to do whatever it needs to have done. No money is involved. All we ask of you is that you think of Gabe while rendering your service.

Prior to the designated day, a list of contacts and cities is published if you wish to work in conjunction with a designated agency. If your city is not on the list or if you already have a relationship with a social service agency, then please make your own arrangements directly. For our records, please let us know where you will be volunteering. We would love any photos you can share from this experience and comments or feedback about the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Consider bringing your family and friends along on your National Day Of Service and Remembrance to introduce them to Gabe's Worksm , to role model for them how to "see the need and respond to it"sm and to allow them to engage in the satisfying work of helping others in need.

*Although all Friends Of Gabe are encouraged to participate, we are not recommending a "busman's holiday" for those who are social service professionals the other 5-6 days a week.

Save the date: the designated date for 2014 has not yet been set. Other than soup kitchens, we have had difficulty finding places where we can be of help and interact with the beneficiaries. If you have and good ideas, please bring them to our attention.


2010
Chicago, ILUptown Cafe.
Detroit, MIHarvesting at Shaarei Zedek with produce to go to Yad Ezra.
Ft Collins, COHarvesting the Oshun Community Gardens, cooking the produce and feeding the hungry in Downtown Ft. Collins
Washington, D.C.TBD.
Los AngelesTBD.
2009
Chicago, ILGood News Kitchen.
Detroit, MIWorking in the Yad Ezra food pantry - the only kosher food pantry in SE Michigan.
Ft Collins, COBush Doctor Benefest, a fund raising benefit for Jason Bush, a young man in the Ft. Collins community who was diagnosed with testicular cancer and needed assistance with his medical bills. A number of Gabe's friends participated. In addition, the Friends of Gabe assisted at the Special Olympics bowling.
Washington, D.C.Gleaned Miller (no relation) Farm in Md. to feed persons in Greater Washington area.
Los AngelesCommunity Thanksgiving Dinner.
2008
Chicago, ILVolunteers assisted Habitat For Humanity.
Detroit, MIVolunteers assisted at the West Bloomfield Community Fame Games for the disabled.
Ft Collins, COFoundation volunteers helped build a green/sustainable home.
Washington, D.C.Friends of Gabe again helped clean the Anacostia River.
2007
Detroit, MIVolunteers assisted clients in obtaining groceries at Yad Ezra.
Ft Collins, COFriends of Gabe volunteered for Arts Alive Fort Collins.
Washington, D.C.Supporters helped Earth Conservation Corps clean Anacostia River.
Chicago, ILMembers of Chicago and its North Suburban communities served dinner to clients of Good News Community Kitchen in Chicago's Rogers Park.
2006
Detroit, MIVolunteers assisted clients in obtaining groceries at Yad Ezra.
Ft Collins, COFriends of Gabe spruced up the Colorado Coalition of Artists.
Springfield, ILVolunteers assist at St John's Breadline.
Washington, D.C.Supporters gather produce from fields for Shepherd's Table.
Waukegan, ILMembers of Chicago and its North Suburban communities prepared and served dinner to residents of the 'PADS at The Center Site'.