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CiTi Students Help Make Spirits Bright

With a focus on volunteer service, students at the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation recently donated their time doing a variety of tasks to benefit the community.

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Tobey Mills (left) and Cody Holmquist, students at the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation, help make lunches and dinners for the Meals on Wheels program.

The Exceptional Education program offered students a chance to volunteer by participating in activities such as making greeting cards, ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, making blankets and packing food boxes for those in need.

For students Tobey Mills and Cody Holmquist, who volunteered for Meals on Wheels, the activity was rewarding.

“It feels good to give back,” Holmquist said. “I’ve volunteered before to feed the homeless at the homeless shelter. I like helping people.”

Alongside CiTi Exceptional Education counselor Stacey Turtura, the students packed lunch bags with milk, juice, bread, fruit, chili and other items that were later distributed to hundreds of Oswego County seniors.

“It’s great to see them volunteering their time to help people right here, in our community,” Turtura said. “They did a great job and their efforts will make a difference.”

CiTi Exceptional Education counselor Stacey Turtura joins students Tobey Mills (left) and Cody Holmquist to help pack boxes for the Meals on Wheels program.
CiTi Exceptional Education counselor Stacey Turtura joins students Tobey Mills (left) and Cody Holmquist to help pack boxes for the Meals on Wheels program.