September 24, 2004
"What a Difference A Day Makes" will focus
on serving the needy of the New York area
Queens, NY - St John's University will celebrate its 3rd annual
University Service Day on Saturday, September 25, 2004 with a
series of volunteer community service events in Manhattan, Queens,
Staten Island and Long Island.
"We celebrate and honor the life and works of St. Vincent DePaul by
practicing the University core value of service," said MaryAnn
Dantuono, Associate Director of the Vincentian Center for Church
and Society. "More than 500 students, faculty, administrators and
alumni will plant gardens, clean homes, paint classrooms, visit
sick children, and bring sandwiches to the hungry and homeless. Our
volunteers will be making a difference at churches, schools, parks,
nursing homes, hospitals, prisons and in the streets."
The day will begin with a gathering of all volunteers on the Queens
campus at approximately 9 a.m. Teams will then disperse to their
various service sites around the five boroughs, Long Island and New
Jersey. Sites that media are encouraged to visit are:
HeartShare First Step
(10:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m.)
115-15 101st Avenue, and 118-01 101st Street
Richmond Hill, NY
Paint classrooms and therapy offices
South Queens Park Association
(10:30 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.)
Roy Wilkins Park
177th Street & Baisley Blvd
172 Melrose Ave.
East Massapequa, NY
Cleaning and setting up a new program
Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens,
(11 a.m. -3 p.m.)
21-12 30th Road
Recreation with children
Good Counsel Home for Single Mothers
(10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
38 Wiman Place
Staten Island, NY
Clean up, painting, spackle, Decorate
University Service Day, "What a Difference A Day Makes," is
organized by the Service Opportunity Council of the University
Vincentian Mission Council under the direction of the VP Mission,
Rev. Michael Carroll, C.M.
For more information, please contact Mary Ann Dantuono, Associate
Director of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society at (718)
990-6758 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media inquiries should be directed to Jody Fisher, Director of
Media Relations, at (718) 990-6185 or at email@example.com.