Community Service Month

By:Perdita Sasu

Its April, that means it’s community service month. April the month to bring awareness to the community. Community service is voluntary work that helps people in local areas. There are people that are less fortunate that’s needs help with shelter, food, clothes, etc.

FM community outreach club has been involved with several community service work. Recently there was an event on FM campus called Locks of Love sponsored by Hamilton Fulton Montgomery(HFM) BOCES cosmetology department and FM’s community outreach club where ponytails and money were donated. According to locksoflove.org, Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to finally disadvantaged children in the U.S. and Canada under age 21,suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Ten ponytails were donated an $275 was made during the event.

Another donation took place at the Recovery Sports Grill Amsterdam, this donation was held for an organization Dannielle’s House which is a shelter located in Amsterdam as well.Boxes went around FM’s campus to collect toiletries for the shelter.

On april 15 a bake sale will be held on campus . All proceeds will be donated to Conquer Chiari. Chiari Malformation is a serious neurological disorder where the bottom part of the brain, the cerebellum, descends out of the skull and crowds the spinal cord, putting pressure on both the brain and spine and causing many symptoms.

FM’ s community outreach club is a perfect example they show how community service should be done in volunteering and helping the community.

Participating with community service work can definitely teach you so many things. As a    individual you learn about yourself,the government,and also the community.

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