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10 Feb, 2012 | News

The New York Times Host Reception for NYC High School Students Who Give Back

The New York Times Neediest Cases Foundation, along with the NYC Service Volunteer Project, hosted an inaugural Volunteer Reception for the participants of community service projects from various high schools across the city. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of The New York Times Neediest Cases Campaign, which concluded on February 10th, the seven nonprofit agencies supported by the Fund teamed up with Service in Schools, an initiative led by NYC Service and the Department of Education, in order to develop this project. The goal of this initiative was to assemble students from 18 NYC high schools to volunteer their time providing community services and inspiring others to do the same. As a beneficiary of The Neediest Cases Fund, Catholic Charities hosted students from various NYC high schools such as Stuyvesant High School and High School for Legal Studies. The volunteers performed numerous projects within our community centers and Single Resident Occupancy housing for the formerly homeless. Projects included distributing toys and helping at our annual Christmas party for over 500 children at our Queens Community Center, spending time with seniors at our senior centers, and assisting younger students at our afterschool programs. Catholic Charities is proud to be a part of the continued support for our communities.