Black Friday Super Stars

Posted on November 23, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Errr, OK, Last Saturday but Still... 

Just got our photos and video in so there’s no better day than today, Black Friday 2018, the day after Thanksgiving, to give special thanks to the moms, dads and toddlers along with grandmas, grandpas and pinky-swear best buddies who kicked off this special family holiday season of giving with us at Catholic Charities on National Family Volunteer Day. 

So as many of us shop ‘till we drop this Black Friday we want to take a breather to celebrate families who packed Cathedral High School last Saturday, November 17, to pack kits of essential items for New York families in need.

More than 100 volunteers (made up of mostly children!) woke up early and excited to help at Catholic Charities’ annual Family Volunteer Day. Volunteers put together over 2500 different kits to help needy New Yorkers including

  • 500 toiletry kits
  • 500 winter kits filled with scarves, gloves, hats and socks
  • 500 diaper kits
  • 750 coloring book kits

These items will be used to help families served by our many programs and 90 different agencies.

This Thanksgiving season, please, Catholic Charities NY volunteers and supporters, accept our special thanks for supporting our mission to provide help and hope to New Yorkers in need. 

Watch our Family Volunteer Day video for extra holiday cheer and to find your family and friends.

Find and share photos from our special Family Volunteer Day FB photo album