On Saturday, September 10, hundreds of students, faculty and staff will gather in the Nolan Gymnasium at 8:30 in the morning to help others in a day of community service. They will receive their assignments, T-shirts and some words of inspiration from the College’s leadership. At 9 a.m., they will head en masse to waiting school buses that will take them to nearly 50 service agencies throughout Albany, Schenectady, Troy and beyond.
The next three hours will be spent helping with whatever work needs to be done, ranging from maintenance and painting, preparing meals and planting or harvesting to sorting bottles and cans for the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, working on Habitat for Humanity homes, cooking and serving at the Capital City Rescue Mission and picking veggies at the Regional Food Bank Farm in Altamont. When the students return to campus, they’ll know that they have made a difference in the lives of a lot of people.
Some of the agencies that have benefited from Reach Out Saint Rose:
Albany County Nursing Home, Albany; Albany Public Library, Albany; Camp Scully, Wynantskill; Capital City Rescue Mission, Albany; City Mission, Schenectady; Community Gardens, Troy; Damien Center, Albany; Delaware Avenue Neighborhood Cleanup, Albany; Emmaus House, Albany; Equinox Garden, Albany; Good Samaritan Lutheran Home, Delmar; Grafton Peace Pagoda, Petersburg; Grand Street Arts Center, Albany; Habitat for Humanity, Albany; Habitat Re-Store, Colonie; Homeless Action Committee, Albany; Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, Albany; Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, Menands; Myers Middle School, Albany; Regional Food Bank Farm, Altamont; Ronald McDonald House, Albany; Schenectady Light Opera, Schenectady; Underground Railroad Site (Harriet and Stephen Myers Residence), Albany.
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