EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: Fresh Air Fund Open to More Host Families

The following is an email submitted by Fatima Shama, Executive Director of the Fresh Air Fund, to the GeneseeSun.com for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the GeneseeSun.com. Dear Editor, The Fresh Air Fund looks forward to celebrating National Volunteer Week every year. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our inspiring volunteers, hosts and supporters in the … [Read more...]

Livingston County High Schooler Volunteers Make United Way’s Biggest Ever Day of Caring

LIVINGSTON COUNTY  – More than 200 community volunteers including more than 155 high school students are currently hard at work after a meeting under the pavilion in Highland Park in Geneseo Tuesday morning to share bagels and doughnuts and to lay out the plan to get their hands dirty with projects in their communities. Karen Rumfola, Regional Director of Livingston County United Way, said that Livingston County's communities have always … [Read more...]

Livingston County Thanks Over 100 All-Star Volunteers

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Livingston County paid a special 'thank you' to its dedicated volunteers on Wednesday. Over 100 volunteers attended Wednesday's meeting of the Livingston County Board of Supervisors, which County Administrator Ian Coyle said represented only one third of the county's total volunteers. Grants and Public Information Coordinator Heather Grant and Planning Director Angela Ellis spearheaded organizing the ceremony. "It's … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo Awards Student and Village Volunteers for Outstanding Service

GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo awarded student and Village volunteers and organizations for their outstanding service to the campus, Livingston County, and the world on March 22 at their annual Volunteer and Service Awards Dinner. According to a press release from SUNY Geneseo, the awardees included leaders of the Geneseo First Responders, ommunity advisors to campus service fraternities, and firefighters in Livingston County fire departments. The … [Read more...]

Results are in for 4-H Horse Bowl and Hippology Contests at Livonia

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Livingston County's 4-H has announced the results of their Horse Bowl and Hippology contests at the Livonia Central School District on Saturday, Feb. 27. 20 members participated in Horse Bowl, while 8 members participated in the Hippology event. According to a press release by Mark Wittmeyer, all Novice, Junior, and Senior participants in the Horse Bowl and Hippology qualified for the regional events on Saturday, March 5 at … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo Ranks 18th in Nation for Peace Corps Volunteerism

GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo ranks highly in the nation for numbers of student volunteers with the Peace Corps. According to a press release from the Peace Corps, SUNY Geneseo ranked No. 18 among medium-sized schools on the agency’s 2016 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. “The Peace Corps is a unique opportunity for college graduates to put their education into practice and become agents of change in communities around the … [Read more...]