Holy Cross High School – A Heritage of Giving

Giving back is a way of life for the students and alumni of Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York. “Service is a two-way street. When you give, you get a lot more in return and there’s no better feeling than that,” believes Michael Genovese, Director of Service Learning, Holy Cross High School.

For the past 35 years, students of Holy Cross have volunteered their time and talent to help the children of St. Mary’s. The students are encouraged to participate in various special events and hands-on projects with the kids. And every Friday, St. Mary’s kids can count on a visit by Holy Cross students who spend the day engaging the young patients in arts & crafts, science projects, poetry readings and more.

“All of our students know about St. Mary’s because we teach them of the importance of their work,” said Mr. Genovese. “My students are able to identify with the kids of St. Mary’s because they are kids themselves.”