Laura DePrado Honored by United Way of Hunterdon County

Laura DePrado was honored as a finalist at the United Way of Hunterdon County’s Eighth Annual Celebrating Community Caring Volunteer of the Year recognition dinner. The event, held on Friday, May 6, 2011 at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, recognized DePrado’s outstanding volunteer contributions to the Anderson House horticultural therapy program. The program was conceived, created, and implemented by DePrado with help
from the Master Gardeners of Somerset and Hunterdon Counties.

Her nomination for Volunteer of the Year was submitted by Anderson House, and read in part:

“Laura DePrado’s passion and dedication to making a difference for the residents of Anderson House has been phenomenal. Anderson House is a residential program for women recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction. Dedicated to providing quality treatment, Anderson House supports women as they develop the necessary skills to become responsible, productive and sober individuals. With hundreds of volunteer hours dedicated to her vision, Laura has created collaborations with businesses and individuals from all over the country to realize a dream of creating a meditation garden. The garden is not only beautiful and calming, but has become a teaching tool and creative outlet for our residents.”

For more information about the Anderson House project, see Spotlight On Anderson House at

Laura DePrado may be reached by phone at 908 872-8387, by e-mail at, or through her website

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