Family Service Day

"Men and Women for Others"

Alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, families, friends and loved ones are encouraged to join the Canisius High School Alumni Association for a day of service in our community. 

All are welcome as we put into practice our Jesuit commitment to be “Men and Women for and with Others.”

Family Service Day counts towards current students' required Ignatian service hours.

  • Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon
  • Location: Meet at Canisius High School before going to service locations

Service Locations:

Blessed Trinity Parish 317 Leroy Avenue, Buffalo

Blessed Trinity is a loving welcoming community endowed with a diversity of backgrounds and gifts. Their lives are based on faith, hope and charity, guided by the Holy Spirit. 

Habitat for Humanity 11 Normandy, Cheektowaga  

Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate affordable housing. Habitat is a Christian ministry that provides home ownership to people who would not otherwise be able to own homes. Their philosophy is that all God’s children should have a decent place to live that is warm, dry and safe.  

Ronald McDonald House 780 W. Ferry St., Buffalo 

Buffalo Ronald McDonald House, opened in 1983 with the single focus of “Keeping families close” by providing lodging and emotional support for families of children receiving medical treatment in Buffalo. The Ronald McDonald House was built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest.  Since that time, more than 18,000 families have benefited from the comfort provided by our House.  Children heal better when surrounded by the comforts of home and family. RMHC of WNY keeps families close when they need each other the most.

The Teacher’s Desk 22 Northampton St., Buffalo

The Teacher’s Desk is the store where teachers shop free for books, school supplies and teacher resources for students in their classrooms. Its mission is to distribute free school supplies to students in need, to encourage teachers and to provide purpose through volunteerism.