Rockland College Students Volunteer their Time to help local Non-profits

Spring is right around the corner and it’s time to shake off winter and get ready for the nice weather!  The United Way of Rockland is teaming up with students from our local colleges along with corporate volunteers to help non-profit organizations get their spring cleaning done.  Students from Dominican, St. Thomas Aquinas, Rockland Community and Nyack colleges are volunteering on March 30 for a Day of Caring and giving back to the community.

At the United Way, we recognize that volunteering is one of the best ways for tomorrow’s leaders to understand and respond to the needs of a community. This is an ideal opportunity for them to see first hand the difference they can make.
The day will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a brief luncheon ceremony to thank our participating agencies, volunteers and sponsors for their dedication to the community before they head out to volunteer. About 150 students and dozens of corporate volunteers are expected to turn out!  The College with the most student volunteers will receive a $1000 scholarship as well. All the volunteers will be wearing “Live United” T-shirts, designed by Clarkstown South High School Student Amanda Vaughn, as they perform their community service.

The United Way could not hold such a wonderful day without our generous Day of Caring Sponsors; Pfizer, Chase Bank, Genon, TD Bank, O&R Utilities, Mack Cali Realty, M&T Bank, Key Bank, A&T Healthcare, Greater Hudson Bank, Palisades Federal Credit Union, Inserra Supermarkets, IBEW 363, Dominican College, The Town of Haverstraw, United Water and Beckerle Lumber!

To find out more about the Day of Caring, or to see how you can help, contact April Forman at the United Way of Rockland at 845-358-8929. College students should contact their school student council organization or student advisors for information on how to participate.

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