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National Program Promotes Volunteerism

October 25, 2017

[FERNDALE] – “Make a Difference Day” is one of the largest national days of service in the United States. The event is acknowledged annually on the fourth Saturday in October, with the goal of uniting people to make a difference in public spaces while improving the lives of others. 

“There are numerous ways to volunteer throughout Sullivan County including local food pantries, libraries, medical facilities, schools, and of course through Sullivan Renaissance,” said Anne-Louise Scandariato, Sullivan Renaissance Volunteer Program Manager.

Sullivan Renaissance has been dedicated to enhancing the appearance of Sullivan County while building a sense of pride and community spirit for over 17 years. The program is rooted in transformation through beautification, community development and grassroots engagement. Volunteers are the heart and soul of the work program and bring a vital community spirit to local efforts.  Projects need assistance with everything from gardening, planning and general labor to bookkeeping, fundraising and photography. These are opportunities to lend a hand with grassroots beautification efforts, meet neighbors and learn more about the county’s beautiful public places.  Whether you have 20 minutes a day or an hour a week, projects around the county can benefit from your skills and involvement.  To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact call 845-295-2445, email or visit  

For more than 20 years, the Points of Light Foundation and sponsoring organizations have joined together to promote Make a Difference Day.  Thousands of projects are planned each year involving volunteer groups, communities, nonprofit organizations, and individuals. These efforts mobilize participants to change the world through their service, increase the strength of the community and promote civic engagement.  

This week Sullivan Renaissance will recognize the 2017 Volunteers Corps at an annual celebration and debriefing.  These dedicated volunteers are: Sylvia Baidowsky, Janet Barbarite, Mark Carper, Roberta Chambers, Steve Colman, Melinda Cormier, Melissa DeMarmels, Karen Ellsweig, Felisa Garrido, Julie Gray, Dennis Hewston, Martha Johnson, Karen Kerendian, Lisa King, Regina LaCatena, Sheila Lashinsky, Erin Lynch, Robert Maccagli, Mary Mancuso, Howard  Marcus, Kathy Markowski, Daniel McCormack, Perrin Miller, Diane Moss, Amy Neilsen, Magie Niforos, Rosemarie Paty, Nelson Perez, Myrna Richards, Kim Roth, Marge Rubin, Al Russell, Anne-Louise Scandariato, Edward Schutte, Cristian Serapio, Brenda Sherman, Cheryl Towne, Maggie Tuttle, Janice Vooght, and Christina Winterbauer.