Education and our Community

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As a freshmen in high school Katharine Colliton started volunteering at a nursing home as part of a “pay it forward” project assignment for English class.


Angela Consolo grew up in a family with a passion to give back, so you might say volunteering is in her blood.


About 10 years ago after losing her mother, Chrisann Kohlhepp began searching for something “more” in her life. She knew there had to be a way she could make a difference and give back.


As a young child Rebbeca (Becky) was raised to be grateful for what she had and learned that not everyone was as fortunate as she. Now, as an adult, she continues to share that message with her three young children, serving as an example of what it means to give back.


Nearly 20 years ago SEFCU member Dave Falso turned his love of the Christmas season into a fundraiser that would benefit children battling life-threatening illnesses.


Several years ago Heather had the opportunity to ride the Marine Corps Toys for Tots train which makes stops throughout New York State, distributing coats, hats, blankets, and toys to recipients along the way.


While the Director of Development and Marketing at YWCA-GCR is a full-time, paid position Malissa Pilette-McClenon says it often feels more like volunteering.


Even as a college student, Ben Oevering realized the impact of giving back through volunteerism. He recalls a time when he was building homes in Mexico for the homeless and remembers how grateful families were to have new, clean spaces to live.


Most children look forward to their birthday for months leading up to the big day, but Fazana Saleem-Ismail was aware that this experience was likely different for children whose families are homeless and/or struggling to make ends meet.


Carrie Farley wears a badge of honor that she never asked for and certainly didn’t want. She is a member of American Gold Star Mothers, an organization that supports mothers who have lost a son or daughter while serving our country.