Jensen Co-Hosts Successful Make A Difference Days Event

Assemblyman Josh Jensen (R,C,I-Greece) was proud to join Hilton Central School District, Hilton-Parma Parks and Recreation, Wegmans and various community partners to team up and co-host this year’s Make a Difference Days. Make a Difference Days is an opportunity for the community to come together, roll up their sleeves to volunteer and make neighborhoods they call home a better place.

Some of the community events that volunteers participated in included a blood drive in honor of Jordan Ott, a former Hilton student battling cancer, donations for neighbors who are food insecure, clothing donation drives, and fall clean up in areas around the Village of Hilton.

“It truly is such an honor to be able to partner with so many amazing community organizations to make a real, positive impact on our residents,” said Jensen. “In times of such divisiveness, it’s so refreshing to see people from all walks of life come together to do their part to make Hilton a better place for everyone. Thank you to all who showed up, especially our students, and participated in this year’s event!”

“The Hilton Community once again showed their passion, pride, and caring for each other by turning out in large numbers to volunteer for Make a Difference Day,” said Dr. Casey Kosiorek, Hilton CSD superintendent. “A special thanks to Tom Venniro, Wegmans, and everyone at Hilton Central Schools that made this outpouring of generosity possible.”

“Make a Difference Day is such a unique and special day here in the Hilton-Parma Community,” added Tom Venniro, Town of Parma Parks and Recreation director. “This year, a two-day effort, the endeavor featured roughly 20 different community groups, completing 20 projects around the community. All of the projects positively impact the lives of local community members and many of them serve those in the greater Monroe County area. The Town of Parma and the Parks and Recreation Department are grateful to be associated with an event that embodies the concept of coming together to truly ‘make a difference.’ To be able to bring Make a Difference Day back after a year off due to the situation at hand, speaks to the extraordinary efforts of the groups and people who participated in some capacity. To all of those involved, thank you!”