Mount Saint Mary College Students Deliver A Message of Thanksgiving

<p style="text-align: left;">Mount Saint Mary College Students exemplify the spirit of giving as we kick off the volunteer season. This time of year we are all called upon to reach a little deeper and give a little more than usual for any number of definitively righteous causes. Whether you dig into your purse for some extra change for Salvation Army Santa, or double up on toys for the Tots drop-boxes  - exemplify the spirit of giving however you can. Just a few of the very deserving causes that need your time and attention are listed below.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Happy Holiday Season from Happy Hudson Valley!</p> <p style="text-align: left;"></p> Press Release:  The Mount Saint Mary College community donated good gravy, cranberry sauce, bunches of boxes of stuffing mix and mashed potatoes and more to help others have a joyful Thanksgiving celebration.  Fr. Francis Amodio, O.Carm., college chaplain, and student volunteers delivered the holiday food to First United Methodist Church on Liberty Street in Newburgh.  Left to right:  Alyssa Mann, Karen Borst, John Lynch, Jonathan Torres, Maria Greco and Paul Richmond. More Ways to Help: <p align="left">From County Executive Edward Diana:  If you’d like to make the season brighter for a child, young person, or family, please call the Orange CountyYouth Bureau at 615-3620 for information about the holiday Adopt-a-Family program. You can also get more information by visiting the Youth Bureau online at <span style="font-family: Arial; color: #0000ff; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #0000ff; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #0000ff; font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.orangecountygov.com/youthbureau">www.orangecountygov.com\youthbureau</a>. T</span></span></span>hey’ll match you with a child or family that needs assistance.</p> <p align="left">The County Parks Department will also be collecting new toys and games for disadvantaged youth through their Santa’s Toy Box toy drive. Collection boxes for new, unwrapped toys will be located at 22 different locations throughout the County. For a complete listing of sites, visit <span style="font-family: Arial; color: #0000ff; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #0000ff; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #0000ff; font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.orangecountynyparks.com/">www.orangecountynyparks.com</a> </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">or call 457-4910. </span>Donated toys will be distributed to Orange County families through a number of area non-profit organizations.</p> <p align="left">If you’d like to help the seniors in our community, consider volunteering for the Orange County Office for the Aging’s home-delivered meals program. They’re frequently in need of volunteers to bring hot, nutritious meals to seniors who have difficulty getting out. Not only do volunteers ensure seniors receive a healthy meal, they provide a daily smile and a regular check-in to make sure everything is okay. To volunteer for the meals program, call 615-3728.</p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="left"> Spearheading a cause? We want to know! <a href="http://happyhudsonvalley.com/contact-us/">Contact Us</a>.</p>