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Higgins, Niagara University encourage continued community engagement after volunteer fair

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Tue, Apr 14th 2015 04:35 pm

National Volunteer Week celebrated April 12-18

Western New York residents turned out in droves for the first LiveNF Volunteer Fair held April 7 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. The event was organized through Niagara University's ReNU Niagara program and Congressman Brian Higgins. 

Forty registered organizations were on hand to welcome residents interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities in the City of Niagara Falls and across Western New York. 

"This is more than a one-day event, it is the inspiration for a community movement to embrace what each one of us has to contribute, and use it to build on the momentum contributing to a new excitement in Niagara Falls," Higgins said.

"Volunteering is vital to the success of any community; it is one critical way we engage our fellow citizens in need, pouring out time, talent and treasure," said the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University. "Many charitable organizations rely on unpaid help to successfully deliver their services, which often involve supporting the most vulnerable among us. Walking hand in hand, we have the power to be the change in our local communities."

Residents who were not able to attend but are interested in sharing their skills, time and talent to help others and better the community are encouraged to reach out to a local organization. A list of those that participated in the volunteer fair is available below and at www.higgins.house.gov.  

To learn more about ReNU Niagara, visitwww.niagara.edu/renu

 Aquarium of Niagara

www.aquariumofniagara.org

Auxiliary at Memorial Medical Center

www.nfmmc.org

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

www.bnriverkeeper.org

Catholic Charities of Buffalo

www.ccwny.org

Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc.

www.communitymissions.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County

www.cceniagaracounty.org

Family and Children's Services of Niagara

www.niagarafamily.org

Footprints on the Future

http://www.facebook.com/FootprintsontheFuture

Girl Scouts of Western New York, Inc.

www.gswny.org

Greenprint Niagara

www.greenprintniagara.org

Health Association of Niagara County

www.hanci.com

Heart, Love and Soul Inc.

www.heartloveandsoul.org

Highland Community Revitalization Committee, Inc.

www.highlandniagara.org

Isaiah 61

www.isaiah61niagarafalls.org

Leadership Niagara

www.leadershipniagara.org

Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara Inc.

www.literacybuffalo.org

Magdalene Project

www.themagdaleneproject.net

Mount St. Mary Hospital & Health Center

www.msmh.org

National Parkinson Foundation of WNY

www.npfwny.org

Niagara Arts and Cultural Center

www.thenacc.org

Niagara Beautification Commission

www.facebook.com/niagarabeautification

Niagara Community Action Program

www.niagaracap.org

Niagara County Employment and Training

www.worksource1.com

Niagara County Office for the Aging

www.niagaracounty.com/aging

Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Society, Inc.

www.nfhps.org

Niagara Falls Housing Authority

www.nfha.org

Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission

www.niagaramissions.org

Niagara Police Athletic League

www.niagarapal.com

Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. Niagara USA Greeter Program 

www.niagara-usa.com

Oakwood Cemetery Association

www.myoakwoodcemetary.com

Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara

www.oppunlimited.org

Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York

www.ppcwny.org

Riviera Theatre and Organ Preservation Society

www.rivieratheatre.org

Service Collaborative of WNY

www.TSCWNY.org

Summit Life Outreach Center

www.summitlifecenter.com

Tesla at Niagara Museum

www.teslaniagara.com

Town of Niagara Lions Club

http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/town_of_niagara/

United Way of Greater Niagara

www.uwgn.org

YWCA of Niagara/Carolyn's House

www.carolynshouse.org

 

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