Students learn about community service

From left, Matthew Stachnik, Preston Schwartz, Molly Kowalczyk, Mariana Benvenuto, Kateri Gullion and Jennifer Homrighaus. (Photo submitted)
From left, Kateri Gullion and Molly Kowalczyk make pudding. (Photo submitted_

AMSTERDAM — Earlier this week, St. Mary’s Institute National Junior Honor Society members stayed after school to cook a meal from scratch to bring to Danielle’s House, a homeless shelter in Amsterdam, part of the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless.

The six students made baked ziti (with sauce from scratch), garlic bread, tossed salad and pudding- enough for 20 people– to donate to the shelter. The project was part of our school’s SMI Cares Initiative, where we have selected a charity to help each month, school-wide. Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless was selected for the month of December. In addition to making this meal, the school collected toothbrushes and toothpaste to donate to the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless.

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