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James Neiss/staff photographer
Niagara Falls, NY - Patricia Nachreiner of North Tonawanda works on an art project with Niagara Catholic 10th grader Mikayla Dacosta, 15, at the Health System of Niagara County Inc., (HANCI) offices on Main Street. Students, faculty, and staff of Niagara Catholic Jr. / Sr. High School volunteered throughout Niagara County as part of their annual “Day of Caring”.
For immediate release
May 2, 2017
Contact: Michael Volpe
Phone: 716-283-8771 x242
Niagara Catholic’s 4th Annual Day of Caring
One week from today, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 students, faculty, and staff of Niagara Catholic Jr. / Sr. High School will volunteer throughout Niagara County as part of their annual “Day of Caring”. With almost 200 volunteers, the Niagara Catholic family will participate in activities at 18 sites throughout the area. Students will perform tasks such as gardening, cleaning, organizing food pantries, running Bingo Programs at Senior Centers, and working with Pre-K students.
This day offers students in grades 7 through 12 an opportunity to experience the various needs of others throughout the community that transcends culture, age, or socio-economic backgrounds. It introduces students to the importance of service and allows them to feel the inner joy that comes from helping others.
This year students will complete 1,000 hours of community service to the community. In four years since its inception, students, faculty, staff, and parents have completed over 3,000 volunteer hours. One staff member reflected on these experiences by saying “This day is a great way to make a difference in the lives of others. There is nothing greater than seeing the faces of community members who have been helped, or the students’ faces when they feel appreciated.”
For more information about Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School or its “Day of Caring” please call Michele Ricciuti at 716-283-8771 ext.103