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04 Mar, 2013 | News

St. Francis College and The Home Depot Bring Sunshine to Seniors at CCBQ Northside Senior Center

As part of St. Francis College’s Day of Service, over twenty four students and faculty gathered at Catholic Charities Northside Senior Center on Saturday, March 2nd to plant flowers and assist in spring cleaning at this bustling senior center.  Volunteers helped organize, refurbish and beautify three floors of the senior center located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Seniors assisted in planting flowers to transform and brighten up the entrance of the senior center, which serves as a home away from home for more than sixty seniors daily.  As a token of gratitude, seniors served a hot lunch, cooked by our resident chef, to the selfless volunteers and shared what this makeover means to them. Flowers and potting supplies for the gardening project were generously donated by The Home Depot. Every day, CCBQ provides hot meals, recreational activities, critical social services and much more to 8,300 seniors at our 16 senior centers throughout Brooklyn and Queens. Click here for NY1’s coverage of the event.