On September, 28, 2002, they painted playgrounds and classrooms.
They organized sporting events for autistic children. They put on a
crafts workshop for the mentally ill. Teams of faculty,
administrators, staff, students and alumni went on service
The first annual “What A Difference A Day Makes” was the name
designated for this event, and what a day it was. A total of 180
students, alumni, faculty, staff and administrators performed over
500 hours of service at 12 community service sites in Queens,
Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and western Nassau County.
Service varied from visiting the elderly to spending time with
at-risk youth through Big Brothers--Big Sisters Mentoring; to
assisting in fall clean up at various community non-profit sites to
stocking food pantry shelves, and... you get the idea.
Service day was a successful celebration in affirming and
furthering the commitment of the entire community to the charism of
St. Vincent de Paul as it transcends borders and centuries.
“Members of the volunteer team were extremely enthusiastic and
accomplished the tasks assigned in an efficient and timely manner.
They performed way beyond expectation!"
Site Supervisor, Momma’s House – Queens campus