Our Staten Islander of the Week has a long history of helping students in her community and she has no plans to stop anytime soon.
NY1's Thalia Perez introduces us.
A round of applause for Sister Jeanine Conlin.
The Oakwood nun has been giving back to her community for more than half a century.
"It's just the right thing to do," said Sister Jeanine Conlon, our Staten Islander of the Week. "You treat others the way you want to be treated. If there's a need you rise to help."
Stop & Shop recently honored Conlon for her contributions to its "A+ School Rewards Program."
The initiative is a way for customers to raise money for two schools of their choice with every purchase they make.
Conlon has been encouraging residents to register for the program for nearly a decade.
She's helped to raise more than $150,000 for the school where she once served as principal.
"St. Charles School is the school that gets the largest donation every single year consistently across all of Stop & Shop and that's all the way from New England all the way down to South Jersey," said Jim Keenoy, the director of marketing for Stop & Shop New York.
Conlon joined the St. Charles parish more than 50 years ago.
But her commitment to her faith is only matched by her dedication to the students.
"She really is part of their lives. She's here every single day. They see her every single day, she greets them by name," said J.C. Kiernan, principal of St. Charles School. "She knows every kid's life story, she knows the parents, she knows the grandparents."
Conlon signed up about 3,500 customers since the program started nine years ago.
The initiative has played a key role in bringing more technology to the school.
Students tell us she's someone they look up to.
"She is so, so nice and she would do anything just for her community, her school, anything," said a student at St. Charles School.
And so, for dedicating her life to faith and community, Sister Jeanine Conlon is our Staten Islander of the Week.