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Community garage sale tops $5,000 in support of Campus Ministry

by jmaloni


Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:40 pm

Niagara University's end-of-year community garage sale has now raised more than $5,000 in support of its office of campus ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

"2 Good 2 Toss" is a service project established in 2013 by members of NU's Vincentian Mission Certificate program to keep materials out of landfills and generate funds for mission-critical programs.

NU students (and employees) were encouraged to donate items that were clean and in good condition, rather than discard them or leave them behind in the rush to summer break. The materials were then sold during a community sale held May 21-22 in the Kiernan Center.

Nearly $1,800 was raised this May.

New this year, Dr. Youngsoo Choi, an assistant professor in Niagara's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, served complimentary Korean cuisine to shoppers, courtesy of the Korea Foundation.

"We are extremely grateful for the hard work and generosity of the people who improve this program year after year," said the Rev. Kevin G. Creagh, C.M., vice president for university mission and ministry at NU. "It is through initiatives like this one that we are able to expand the quality and breadth of faith-based programs that we offer to the community."

Individuals who coordinated this year's "2 Good 2 Toss" program included:

  • Michael Beam
  • Sharon Green
  • Jason Jakubowski
  • Beverly Junevic
  • Virginia Pasceri
  • Monica Saltarelli
  • Mike Skowronski
  • Michele M. Smith
  • John Spanbauer
  • Jay Stockslader
  • Robert Swanson
  • Kurt Von Voetsch

To learn more about Niagara University, visit www.niagara.edu.

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