What advice do you have for those interested in giving back?
"Individuals who are interested in giving back should not be deterred by false notions of what “giving back” means. Time and talent are just as important as money. In 1992, I organized and served as the founding president of the Columbia chapter of Continental Societies, Inc., a women’s international public service organization, whose mission is 'to foster, promote and develop the welfare of underserved children and youth.' I continue to support the Chapter and look forward to celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022."
Ethel's current passion is nurturing the relationships she has established with dining room and housekeeping employees at the Residences at Vantage Point. Many are immigrants with school-aged children and she delights in being able to provide them with scholarships and other resources and information. Residents of Vantage Point cannot carry over monthly meal allowance overages to the next month, so she has recently started using hers to purchase food items from “Our Marketplace“ and donating them to the Town Center Community Kiosk, a neighbor pantry that is street accessible and free to anyone in need.