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“Make a Difference Day” is this Saturday


This Saturday, October 22, dozens of St. John Fisher College students will be celebrating “Make a Difference Day” by volunteering at community events and fundraisers.

“Make a Difference Day” is held annually on the fourth Saturday in October. Volunteers from businesses, non-profit organizations, and schools from across the country will celebrate the idea of neighbors helping neighbors. It is the largest national day of community service, and has been in existence for the past 20 years. The goal is to encourage everyone to put their lives on hold for one day and reach out to others in hopes of enriching their lives.

Service and First Generation Scholars, along with members of Students With A Vision events will include:

Faculty Leaf Raking

Students are going to do something for YOU, faculty! Let them rake your leaves, for a small donation. Proceeds will benefit the Jamaican Advantage Thru Sports for Youth (JASY) Trip in 2012.

Zoo Boo

Students will participate as volunteers at the Seneca Park Zoo’s Annual Zoo Boo. It’s a safe alternative for trick or treating, and our students are at the forefront!

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Red Carpet Gala

Students will volunteer for a variety of tasks at the gala, including registration and raffles.

Flowers in Bloom

Students will help a neighborhood association plant tulips along Monroe Avenue.

Walk for Change

Sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children. The walk begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Polisseni Track and Field Complex. Proceeds will benefit the Andrews Center, a 24-hour service home for children with multiple needs who cannot be placed in foster care.

Annual Kids Halloween Party

The Black Student Union, Latino Student Union, and Arts in Motion will get a head start by sponsoring a Kids Halloween Party for the students at Virgil I. Grissom School No. 7 this Friday. Fisher students will spend the afternoon with School No. 7 students for Halloween treats, music, and games.

A special thank you to all of the students who participate and commit to making a difference!

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