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Changing Lives… Building Communities

07 Oct, 2013 | News

Catholic Charities Teams Up With St. John’s University Students For Annual University Service Day

Volunteers from St. John’s University dedicated their 12th Annual Service Day to assisting various CCBQ programs. At the first location, 20 students helped out at the Catholic Charities Monica House in Queens, a Community Residence/Single Room Occupancy (CR/SRO) transitional living residence.
The students removed old wallpaper and painted the cafeteria for the residents to enjoy a brighter place to eat. They also painted the walls around the courtyard where the tenants socialize and enjoy the outdoors. Other students volunteered at the Catholic Charities Flatbush Addiction Treatment Center in Brooklyn where they gave a stairwell a much-needed paint job and constructed a useful bulletin board. Volunteers also took their services to the Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center in Queens and the Sheepshead-Nostrand Supportive Services Program NORC in Brooklyn to build beautiful gardens for the members. Our neighbors are grateful for the continued support of St. John’s University students and are looking forward to enjoying the renovated spaces!
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