Do the Right Thing: Carmello made a huge difference in his community |

Do the Right Thing: Carmello made a huge difference in his community

Carmello Photo: News10NBC. Carmello

Created: February 15, 2021 06:58 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y.(WHEC)—News10NBC is celebrating another winner of the “Do the Right Thing” award. Meet Carmello Paulino, from Rogers Middle School, he was nominated by his mother for his generosity and thoughtfulness during the school closure at the end of
the last school year and throughout the summer.

Carmello found many ways to help other members in his community, as he created two online petitions. One petition called for people to
pledge to vote in the November election, the other encouraged people to "unplug" their electronics, he called it "unplug to

Carmello also organized and collected food donations for the Irondequoit Community Cupboard to feed those in need. He then opened a lemonade stand with the help of his little sister, and, together they donated all of their earnings to the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester Ministries.

Congrats, Carmello!

The Do the Right Thing Awards program has been part of the Rochester Police Department since 1995 and News10NBC is a proud sponsor of the program.

Any student enrolled in grades k-12 in any Monroe County school is eligible for nomination. The good deed the student is nominated for must have occurred in Monroe County within one year of the nomination. Anyone over 18 years-of-age can submit a nomination form (this includes family, friends, school staff, coaches, etc.).

Nomination forms can be completed and submitted electronically or you can print the PDF form and email or fax the completed form. Forms are also available at any RPD building and any City school or City library.

Nominations can be emailed to or faxed to (585) 428-6093.

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