Volunteer of the Month
Tom Cleworth, a retired mail carrier who worked for the Del Mar post office for 30 years, has worked as a volunteer driver for DMCC since 2012, and has been driving several times a week since his retirement from the postal service in April 2018.
Tom is renowned for his patience, and likely developed it as a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs. He approaches every challenge with a calm cheeriness that is invaluable during the long grocery shopping appointments that he typically signs himself up to do.
In his time volunteering for DMCC, Tom has driven 2000 miles, over 342 hours, completing 435 trips.
DMCC volunteer drivers help seniors who no longer drive due to vision or mobility challenges. Volunteers pick up seniors at their homes, take them to medical, essential, or grocery appointments, then return the seniors to their homes. Volunteers use their own vehicles and have a flexible volunteer schedule. They report immense satisfaction from the relationships with the individual seniors that they help; Tom says “I get just as much out of this as the people I’m able to help.”
Thank You Tom!!!