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2019 Class of '13 Kids Who Care' Winner Honors St. Catherine's

2019 Class of '13 Kids Who Care' Winner Honors St. Catherine's

Officials from WNYT-News Channel 13, St. Peter’s Health Partners, and the Times Union gathered at the New York State Museum to recognize “13 Kids Who Care” – children and teens from throughout the Capital Region whose volunteer efforts make the region a better place to live.

The ceremony was the culmination of a very special series on WNYT to honor and reward young persons who go out of their way to volunteer and help their community. Their involvement “touches the lives” of people in the Capital Region and improves the quality of life in its communities.

The 13 honorees were chosen from nearly 50 nominations submitted by Capital Region residents in January and February. Particular emphasis was given to selecting teens whose efforts included helping the disadvantaged, disabled, or at-risk youth.

In addition to being honored at the ceremony, each student received a $500 contribution from the sponsoring organizations to be given in the youth’s name directly to the local charitable organization of his/her choice.

Kadi Palmer, an 8th grader at Algonquin Middle School in the Averill Park Central School District, volunteers with St. Catherine's Jazzy Sun Birthdays, which provides birthday parties for low-income and/or homeless children. She's also in a group at her school that does service work in the community. Kadi chose St. Catherine's Jazzy Sun Birthdays Fund to be the recipent of her $500 winning contribution. Her full story here.