|Blessed Sacrament School students hard at work decorating stars for Central|
Avenue Business Improvement District.
Busy Central BID elves hang the stars from garland that loops over fences in front of the district's major shopping plazas.
This year, with help from Blessed Sacrament School, Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls, and Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys, the Montessori Magnet School, West Hill Middle School, and Lisha Kill Middle School, we will hang 750 hand-decorated stars in the district.
|Students from Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls |
paint and bedazzle their stars.
The program has been going since 2014, and each year, more schools participate. Educators say the program is popular with students and parents alike.
Each year, we seek sponsorships from local businesses to help offset the cost of supplies. Our goal is to raise $1,200, and any funds raised beyond this amount will be donated to the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany to benefit their youth programs for blind and visually impaired children and teens.
"NABA is very appreciative of the support we receive through the star program," says Christopher Burke, Executive Director/CEO for Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany. "As we work to create opportunities for blind children and youth, an inclusive program like this helps us raise awareness and sends a positive message to our kinds and their families. We have contributed in the past and have seen the impact of this program. We are honored to be this years recipient of the Programs support."
To learn more about how you can sponsor the Star Student Holiday Program, please visit our website. Donations start as low as $25. You can make a contribution online or download a sign-up form and mail in your sponsorship contribution. Please help us spread the joy of the season today!