By Alice Kenny
Volunteers from Footwear Plus Magazine teamed up recently with Catholic Charities to brighten the lives of people with mental challenges. Ten volunteers spent five hours in a painting blitz. They worked together to transform the hallways, kitchen and dining area of our Beacon Of Hope House in Staten Island, a residential facility that assists people with psychiatric disabilities.
The volunteers also collaborated to paint a sunny mural, using a design previously sketched by a volunteer artist. Then they topped off the day by hanging their masterpiece at the end of the refurbished hallway, making this homey environment brighter still.
At Catholic Charities we always have plenty of volunteer opportunities.