Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry

Community Day

Join us for Canisius Community Day:
Saturday, September, 27, 2014
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.-return to Koessler Athletic Center and Food Trucks for Lunch. 
Lunch is Provided – This Community Day is part of Homecoming Weekend  
We meet in the West Wing of the Cafeteria at 8:30 a.m.

(We had a record number of 380 participants in September 2013 and look to duplicate it this year.)

If Canisius students, alumni or community partners have a question or for more information, please contact Joe Van Volkenburg in Campus Ministry:
vanvolkj@canisius.edu
716.888.2875 (office)
716-465-9327 (cell)

Canisius Community Day is a bi-annual event for students, faculty/staff, alumni and friends of the college to collaborate and serve with non-profit organizations in the City of Buffalo. Our work varies from physical labor, to serving food and being present to others in need. Our work and service to and for others are done in the Spirit of the Jesuits, of being a person with and for others.

The attached photo essay tells the story of our shared experiences and our program objectives (.pdf).

The following is a list of the community partners we have worked with in the last year in Buffalo:

Benedict House
Blessed Trinity RC Parish
Bristol Home
Buffalo Animal Shelter
Buffalo-In-Bloom (Niagara Square)
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Buffalo Niagara River Keepers
Epilepsy Association of WNY
Fillmore Community Church
Food Bank of WNY
Hamlin Park Clean-Up
Habitat for Humanity-Buffalo
Harvest House
Hearts for the Homeless Mobile Soup Kitchen
Holy Angels RC Parish
Journey’s End Refugee Services
Little Portion Friary Homeless Shelter
Lutheran Church Home and Niagara Lutheran Home
Massachusetts Avenue Project
Nativity Miguel Buffalo St. Augustine’s and St. Monica’s Scholars Program (Jesuit Middle School)
Our Lady of Black Rock School
Our Lady of Charity Parish (St. Ambrose site)
Our Lady of Hope Parish (Formally Annunciation)
The People’s Park
Public School #17
Ronald McDonald House
Salvation Army
Seneca Street Church
St. Columbia Brigit RC Parish
St. Lawrence RC Parish
St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy
The People’s Park
Vive La Casa Shelter for World Refugees
West Side Ministries-Our Lady of Loretta Parish