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Celebrate Presidential Inauguration With Gift of Community Service

The Canisius College community, including faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends, are invited to give a gift of community service in honor of the inauguration of John J. Hurley, the 24th president of Canisius College.

Community service activities provide growth and leadership opportunities as well as spiritual fulfillment. The service may be performed in the participant’s own neighborhood and with an agency of his or her choice. In addition, the college’s Office of Campus Ministry coordinates a number of community service projects and activities during the academic year that provide volunteer opportunities. These initiatives include:

  • Canisius Community Days (September 25, November 20 and April 16, 2011).  The college assists its community partners with various projects and tasks at meal programs, food banks, shelters, refugee agencies, senior citizen homes and Habitat for Humanity.
  • The Buffalo Burrito Project provides fresh home-made burritos to downtown Buffalo’s poor and homeless population every Tuesday.  Participants are welcome to prepare and/or walk a four-mile route to deliver the burritos.
  • South Buffalo Community Table is a soup kitchen in South Buffalo where Canisius students, faculty and staff serve every Wednesday afternoon during the academic year.  It has been a tradition at the college for more than 25 years.
  • Alumni/Faculty/Staff Immersion Program in New Orleans (May 23-29, 2011).  Canisius College faculty staff, alumni and their families team up with Catholic Charities and Jesuits of the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus to help rebuild New Orleans following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina more than five years ago.

For more information and to sign up for community service, click here.

Submitted by:  Kristin Etu, public relations specialist, public relations