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Thank You, Deloitte Volunteers!

Friday, June 12th, 2015

DSC07532B-W-smBy Alice Kenny

Dozens of volunteers from the national consulting firm Deloitte fanned out across New York City last week to help us serve those in need.

They hammered together wooden planter boxes and filled them with flowers to cheer up residents with mental illness served by Catholic Charities Beacon of Hope in Staten Island.

They played board games at our New International Center in downtown Manhattan to help new immigrants hone their English while having fun.

And they held mock interviews and more with struggling high school students served by our In School Youth College and Careers Program in Washington Heights.

The annual event called “Deloitte IMPACT Day” was held this year on June 5.  It encourages  employees to kick off their fiscal year by giving back to the community.

It also demonstrates how much we can accomplish when we team up together.

Wish you had been there?

At Catholic Charities it’s never too late to volunteer.

Check out our latest list of volunteer opportunities.

Blind Immigrants Tour Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, June 13th, 2014

By Alice Kenny

On June 6th one hundred and sixty volunteers from the national consulting firm Deloitte ventured away from their offices and gathered at more than a dozen separate site locations affiliated with Catholic Charities and its social service programs.

The combined effort of so many volunteers at so many different locations in a single day made a visible impact on those we serve. During the following weeks we will offer a glimpse at their adventures and at the large amount that together we can accomplish.

Blind, poor, many fleeing oppression from another nation and most barely able to speak English, 12 adults huddled around the red granite sarcophagus of Usermontu, the First Prophet of Muntu, and gasped.

“Oh, I love this,” said Lordina Osei–Ofori as a Metropolitan Museum of Art museum guide encouraged her to feel inside the 4,000-year-old coffin and search for inscriptions.

Most of the tour participants had never before been inside a museum. Yet here they were in the largest museum in the nation, the 10th largest in the world, thanks to Catholic Charities Guild for the Blind and navigational support from six Deloitte volunteers.

Watch our slideshow as together participants master city streets, subways and art.