PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – OCTOBER 9, 2013 – The students, staff and faculty from St. Joseph’s College’s (SJC) Long Island Campus recently participated in a community service event known as Make A Difference Day, inspired by the national day of community service.
On Saturday, October 5, more than 50 students, along with faculty and staff from SJC, completed a number of off-campus community service projects in underserved areas and for charitable organizations, such as Momma’s House, an organization for mothers and their children, and Double D Bar Ranch, Long Island’s farm animal haven in Manorville, N.Y. In addition, they participated in a beach clean-up, helped winterize a community garden and participated in a post-Superstorm Sandy relief effort.
"Make A Difference Day is a college-wide coordinated service effort and it is true to its name,” said Patrick Tracy, director of campus ministry at SJC. “This event and the efforts of our students model our mission of service and social responsibility. By participating in this event, we have collectively contributed more than 270 hours of service and that is something to be very proud of."
Make A Difference Day 2013, the national day of community service, will take place on Saturday, October 26. On that day, millions of volunteers from around the world will unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others. For more information, visit www.makeadifferenceday.com.
About St. Joseph's College
St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.