Unity with Our Community – Rescheduled

On Friday, March 15th, Hilbert College students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in our rescheduled Unity with Our Community event, a service day devoted to carrying on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in our community. This day is an opportunity for us at Hilbert to connect with the work Dr. King advocated for and to understand the importance of taking action to promote equality, justice, respect, and compassion.

Current community partners for the day include:

716 MinistriesA community development organization that stabilizes neighborhoods by restoring neglected housing stock. The organization sells these rehabilitated homes at a low cost, to community members and first-time homebuyers, largely thanks to the faithful volunteers that serve with the agency.

Compass HouseProvides runaway, homeless, and street youth with safe shelter and services. Compass House stands as one of the nation’s oldest shelter and service providers for youth of all gender identities, offering shelter, counseling, and so much more.

Food Bank of WNYThe primary hunger-relief organization in Western New York. The agency obtains nutritious food and distributes support to our community members throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara Counties.

Little Portion Friary: A volunteer-run organization that brings forth the mission of the Catholic Church to provide food for the hungry, clothing for the undressed, and shelter for the homeless.

Salvation Army in Buffalo: Provides a variety of programs and services that annually benefit over 30,000 economically disadvantaged people. The Salvation Army is an integral part of the local human service network, providing housing, clothing, nutritional, social, and spiritual assistance through a wide range of separate but interrelated programs and services.

S.S. Columba Brigid: A neighborhood, multicultural Catholic church where all are welcome.

Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY, Inc.: a nonprofit corporation offering U.S. Veterans and their families the convenience of a one-stop, barrier-free location in which to access a holistic range of social and health services in the comfort of a “home base” environment that is always welcoming, affirming and responsive to their needs.

PLEASE NOTE:
If you registered for the original date for Unity with Our Community, you will need to re-register online prior to the event. Please complete the registration form online at hilbert.edu/UWOC.

Hilbert Partners With Unyts To Host Donate Life Club Summits

On November 17, the Hilbert Center for Career and Community Engagement hosted a Donate Life Summit on the Hilbert campus. The event welcomed over 70 high school students from seven local high schools to learn about the importance of organ donation in our communities.

This event was held in partnership with Unyts, Western New York’s only organ, eye, tissue, and community blood center. Unyts established the Donate Life Club in 2004 to assist groups of students at area high schools in the planning, development, and implementation of a campaign to increase awareness about organ, tissue, and blood donation among their peers.

By participating in workshops during the event, the 70+ high school students who attended Hilbert’s Donate Life Club Summit in November were able to receive the knowledge necessary to help spread accurate information about the importance of organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation to their school and home communities. The ultimate goal of Unyts and the Donate Life Club is to establish donation as a cultural norm. 

Hilbert is proud to be hosting another Donate Life Club Summit on Tuesday, December 18th. For more information, please contact Rachel Wozniak at rwozniak@hilbert.edu or by phone at (716) 926-8929.

Mother Colette’s Crosswalk Dedication Ceremony | PHOTO GALLERY

Two student organizations at Hilbert College, Enactus and Rotaract, held a dedication ceremony for “Mother Colette’s Crosswalk”. This project brought new flowers, plants, and landscaping to the area around Hilbert’s St. Clare Chapel.

Special thanks to the generous support of Kevin Monaco ’01  Proprietor of Monaco Enterprises Of WNY, Inc., for donating the plants & materials!

 

 

Class Projects Raises Over $1150 for “Badge of Honor”

Group members (l to r): Madison Szczesniak, Autumn Miller, Baylee Brooks, and Lea Shanley. Not pictured: Brittany Profetta

A group in Dr. Mark Paoni’s Intro to Law and Justice class organized a service learning project through the Badge of Honor Association.  The group, consisting of members – Baylee Brooks, Autumn Miller, Brittany Profetta, Lea Shanley, and Madison Szczesniak,  raised awareness and money for the organization through selling their merchandise to local police agencies. The group had a goal of $500 and ended up raising more than $1,150. Way to go!

The Badge Of Honor Association is a Non-for-Profit Organization that exists to honor Men and Women in Law Enforcement who gave the ultimate sacrifice and those who go above and beyond the call of duty.

The Badge of Honor Association focuses on supporting the families of Police Officers in the event of a line of duty death, and those officers involved in critical or serious incidents while on duty. They cover all law enforcement across 25 counties of Western and Central New York.

 

Unity With Our Community | PHOTO GALLERY

On Friday, January 26th, Hilbert College students, faculty and staff participated in Unity with Our Community, a service day devoted to carrying on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in our community.  It served as an opportunity for us at Hilbert to connect with the work Dr. King advocated for and to understand the impact and importance of taking action to promote equality, justice, respect and compassion.

GS 101 Service Project

The GS 101 Service Project was designed and orchestrated by the Peer Leaders of each of the Fall 2016 GS 101 Foundation Seminar classes.  Under their outstanding leadership, first year women and men experienced first hand what it means to “give back” to those who protect us by showing their support for members of our military serving overseas.   Freshmen students assembled donation packs that included candy, personal hygiene items, and notes of thanks to be sent to American troops serving in the military.