Students give back around the holidays
It is better to give than it is to receive.
At Tech Valley High School®, a number of students have adopted the old axiom as a lifestyle, especially in this holiday season.
From volunteering at food pantries to assisting the elderly, TVHS students are undertaking a wide variety of charitable tasks this season.
Below is an overview of some of their efforts.
Savanah Beers, sophomore from Cairo-Durham:
"I have been helping a lot with taking care of children over the last two years, but now I'm starting to do other stuff like stuff the truck, which is to collect food for my town's food pantry for people during thanksgiving who need food. I am also looking into some volunteering at soup kitchens."
Shane Boland, sophomore from Wynantskill:
"I recently helped my church do a food drive and I also did a food drive with another church."
Troy O'Neill, freshman from Coxsackie-Athens :
"I volunteer to give tours at the Olana State Historic Site (in Greenport), and I also recently volunteered to help organize and make signs and things for my town's annual Victorian Stroll."
Rebecca Bulich, freshman from Catskill:
"I volunteer at my local church, which does a program to deliver items to families in need. They also do a Christmas program where you "adopt" a family in need and buy them and their children presents, as well as making gingerbread houses to sell.
Michael Krajeski, freshman from Cairo-Durham:
"During the winter, I go to the homes of elderly people and shovel their walk ways and parking lots."
Chelsea Schadewald, senior from Shenendehowa:
"I am planning a concert to raise money for the "I heart Boobies Foundation" which helps raise money for breast cancer awareness."
Nicole Digrado, junior from Guilderland:
"I will be volunteering at The Albany Pinebush Center where I have been a junior docet for more than two years. I will be taking hikes in the Pinebush (on snowshoes if needed) and learning about the survival of amphibians and reptiles in the Pinebush in the winter, and also searching for Fisher cats. I will also be helping teach how to make paper from a source other than trees."