On Saturday, September 9, hundreds of Saint Rose students, alumni, faculty, and staff will gather in the Daniel P. Nolan Gymnasium as part of Reach Out Saint Rose, a day of community service. The College’s annual day of service, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., is an amazing opportunity for the Saint Rose community to come together to make an impact on the greater Capital Region. This year, the event is sponsored by Broadview Federal Credit Union.
After receiving their assignments, Reach Out T-shirts, and hearing words of inspiration from the College’s leadership, participants will spend the next three hours helping with a variety of projects at nearly 50 service agencies throughout Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and beyond. Projects will range from maintenance and painting, preparing meals, sorting bottles and cans for the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, and picking veggies at the Regional Food Bank Farm in Altamont. When the students return to campus, they’ll know they have made a difference in many people’s lives.
“Our College draws from a long history of our founders, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, who, from their beginnings, went out into the world around them and sought out how they might be of assistance,” says Joan Horgan, director of spiritual life at Saint Rose. “We are carrying that forward today and throughout the year as an integral part of the Capital District community. We are grateful to be able to support the good work done in our area by so many organizations each day of the year.”
Some of the agencies that will benefit from Reach Out Saint Rose:
Boys and Girls Club; Bright Hope School; Church of the Good Shepard; Delaware Neighborhood Clean Up; Hoods House of Hoop; Mohawk Hudson Humane Society; Myers Middle School Vegetable Project; Prospect Park in Troy, NY; Northern Rivers Child and Family Center; Regional Food Bank Farm; The Red Bookshelf; Things of My Very Own; Northern Rivers Child and Family Center; and the Underground Railroad Project.
Click here for more about Reach Out Saint Rose 2023, sponsored by Broadview Federal Credit Union.