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College Of New Rochelle Performs Community Service

In New Rochelle, students hand stuffed 110 teddy bears to send to Ghana. Photo Credit: Contributed
During the Special Olympics event, students, faculty, and staff organized and refereed basketball and football games, coordinated games and activities, photographed the events, baked cupcakes for the PSSL athletes, and more. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- As part of its ongoing commitment to community service, The College of New Rochelle, which has been recognized for five consecutive years on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, engaged its faculty and students in a day of giving on April 16. 

About 200 students, faculty and staff participated in service projects and collected donations at each of the college’s six campuses as part of the day, which also included a Special Olympics competition in The Wellness Center on the New Rochelle campus.

Students, faculty, and staff from all four schools of the college participated in the Special Olympics competition for the Public School Sports League.

At the Main Campus, students collected over 100 pairs of shoes and hand-stuffed 110 teddy bears to send to an orphanage in Ghana, where CNR nursing student O’Brien Awuah has a personal connection.

Students on the New Rochelle campus also made donations of needed items for Providence House’s Outreach to Pregnant Women.

Members of the CNR community were also involved in service activities on all the college’s New York City campuses. At the Brooklyn campus, donations of dry goods and toiletries were distributed to a food bank and homeless shelter in the Bed-Stuy/Crown Heights Community. 

At the DC-37 campus in lower Manhattan, faculty, staff and students made a donation to the Totes for Teachers drive of school supplies for classes taught by Local 371 Board of Education DC-37 union members. At the John Cardinal O’Connor campus in the Bronx, donations were made of needed items for St. Vincent De Paul Nursing Home.

At the Rosa Parks campus in Harlem, faculty, staff, and students worked on a project with the Harlem Children’s Zone. At Co-op City campus, faculty, staff and students made donations of travel-sized toiletries for POTS (Part of the Solution, a provider of emergency food, social and legal services in the Bronx); and assisted the New Rochelle efforts in collecting children’s shoes for the orphanage in Ghana.

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