School is Where Volunteerism Happens for this Senior Citizen
Rocco Giordano has been done with school for a long, long time. Well, at least the education part of it.
At 92, the Tallahassee resident spends his time volunteering at two schools in his neighborhood roughly 24 hours a week, according to a feature article on Tallahassee.com. He takes off only on Wednesdays for his weekly morning breakfast and fellowship with his men's group.
The kids and staff at the schools call him Mr. G. He assists teachers with preparing materials and has been given the title “laminating king.”
Standing in the production room for six to seven hours at a time, Giordano laminates materials, dye-cutting shapes, cutting poster board or creating pocket portfolios for the students to take their work home.
The native of New Jersey, he came south after enlisting, serving in the Army Air Corp. from 1942-1946.
After he left the service, he became a tailor and then went into the stationary printing business and later, met his wife.
Years later, after his wife passed, Giordano was nudged by his son — a former HR director for the school department — to volunteer in one of the schools. The rest, as they say, is history.
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