Hilton Education Foundation receives Make a Difference Day National Award

By on April 23, 2018
Hilton Education Foundation officers (front, l-r) Aggie Seneway, president; Tim Gagnon, treasurer; and Pat Unterborn, secretary; and (back) Superintendent of Schools Dr. Casey Kosiorek. Provided photo

Hilton Education Foundation officers (front, l-r) Aggie Seneway, president; Tim Gagnon, treasurer; and Pat Unterborn, secretary; and (back) Superintendent of Schools Dr. Casey Kosiorek. Provided photo

In conjunction with National Volunteer Week during April 15-21, TEGNA Inc., together with its Make A Difference Day (MDDAY) partners, Arby’s Foundation and Points of Light, have awarded the Hilton Education Foundation with a $10,000 grant. The Hilton-Parma community’s participation in MDDAY over the past 10 years was recognized for fostering local volunteerism and having a positive impact on the community. Thirteen national award winners each received a $10,000 grant from the Arby’s Foundation to support one charity related to their MDDAY project and to continue making a difference in their community.

The Hilton-Parma project was selected from nearly 800 projects that took place on Make A Difference Day, Saturday, October 28. Hilton School District students and volunteers completed 15 projects, including collecting 300 pounds of food for the Hilton-Parma Emergency Food Shelf, 130 boxes of winter clothing for those in need, 14,000 pounds of electronics for recycling, and 55 units of blood for the American Red Cross.

“At Arby’s, we are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve, and we are excited that Make A Difference Day inspires so many others to do the same,” said Stuart Brown, executive director, of Arby’s Foundation. “It is an honor to recognize these outstanding individuals for their contribution to their community.”

The Hilton Education Foundation, founded in July 2006, provides students with opportunities geared toward helping them become self-directed, lifelong learners who think critically and creatively and function as caring, responsible and productive members of society.  Among the initiatives are scholarships for graduating seniors, the Cadet Cupboard backpack program for students in need and mini-grants to support innovative classroom projects.

A video celebrating the MDDAY winners is available at MakeADifferenceDay.com, on Facebook.com/HeartThreadsVideos, and by following #MDDay.

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