Astor News

Notre Dame Club and Community Members Revitalize Gardens at Astor Services

May 4, 2018

The Notre Dame Club of the Mid-Hudson Valley will participate in a volunteer effort to revitalize garden areas on the campus of Astor Services for Children & Families in Rhinebeck.

The garden upgrade, which included securing fencing and a composting station, honors the 16th president of the University of Notre Dame, the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., for his commitment to the pursuit of peace and promotion of human dignity. The annual Hesburgh Month of Service began in 2007, in recognition of Father Hesburgh’s 90th birthday, with 90 Notre Dame clubs hosting volunteer projects in collaboration with the Alumni Association.

“We are extremely grateful to the local Notre Dame alumni, family, friends and Astor staff for volunteering their time to make the campus a more beautiful and nurturing place,” said James McGuirk, Ph. D., Astor’s executive director/CEO. “This allows us to put our best foot forward and highlight the services and benefits Astor provides.”