30 Days of Giving: Taking Volunteerism to Scale

SUNY's 30 Days of Giving - Taking volunteerism to scale

Beginning Monday, November 26, SUNY will be pinning stories of giving, service, and kindness originating from each of our 64 campuses and the communities that these schools are a part of.

With over 467,000 students, SUNY consistently takes advantage of the opportunity it has to be a significant impact in communities across New York State. The 30 Days of Giving campaign is a great way to recognize students and community partners involved in the many projects that happen all year round at each SUNY campus and their surrounding communities. The byproduct of taking volunteerism to scale is not only building character in our students themselves as they join our over three million alumni, but also to set an example of impact as the nation’s largest university system.

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Day 10

SUNY Plattsburgh

SUNY Plattsburgh collected gifts and money to make the holidays happy for more than 125 Clinton County families through the Adopt-a-Friend Program. In what has become an annual effort, students, faculty and staff raised funds and shopped for families whose names were provided by the county Department of Social Services.

The department identified teenagers in foster care and families experiencing hardships, and the college’s Office of Student Activities and Volunteerism, in turn, solicited campus sponsors for everyone on the list. Another $1,500 in donations bought 75 food baskets for the families identified. Student and staff volunteers are now working to transport the gifts to the Department of Social Services by next week and distribute the gifts to the families in need.

“We are very grateful, and the parents of these children very thankful for everything given to them at this time of year,” said Susan Wright, preventive services unit supervisor at the Department of Social Services. “Given their struggles, these families are doing the best they can, but the extra gifts for their children mean so much. I can’t say how much we appreciate the college’s generosity. It’s almost overwhelming how many gifts come in from the Adopt-a-Friend program. We’re touched and very, very grateful. I honestly don’t know what we’d do without this help.”

 

Plattsburgh adopt-a-friend

Students at SUNY Plattsburgh collected gifts, food and money for the Adopt-a-Friend program to help families in need of Clinton County.

 


 

30 Days of Giving Intro:SUNY System Administration at Equinox

DAY 1
30 Days of Giving - day 1 - Farmingdale State & Buffalo State
DAY 2
30 Days of Giving - day 2 - Alfred State & Schenectady County CC
DAY 3
30 Days of Giving - day 3 - Upstate Medical & Fulton-Montgomery CC
DAY 4
30 Days of Giving - day 4 - Suffolk County CC & Binghamton University
DAY 5
30 Days of Giving - day 5 - Stony Brook University
DAY 6
30 Days of Giving - day 6 - Cayuga CC
DAY 730 Days of Giving - day 7 - Downstate Medical DAY 830 Days of Giving - day 8 - Herkimer County CC DAY 930 Days of Giving - day 9 - Onondaga CC DAY 1030 Days of Giving - day 10 - SUNY Plattsburgh
DAY 1130 Days of Giving - day 11 - Oneonta DAY 1230 Days of Giving - day 12 - UAlbany DAY 1330 Days of Giving - day 13 - Genesee CC DAY 1430 Days of Giving - day 14 - Binghamton University DAY 1530 Days of Giving - day 15 - Dutchess CC
DAY 1630 Days of Giving - day 16 - Herkimer County CC DAY 1730 Days of Giving - day 17 - SUNY Orange DAY 1830 Days of Giving - day 18 - SUNY College of Optometry DAY 1930 Days of Giving - day 19 - Delhi DAY 2030 Days of Giving - day 20 - Monroe CC
DAY 2130 Days of Giving - day 21 - Tompkins Cortland CC DAY 2230 Days of Giving - day 22 - Niagara County CC DAY 2330 Days of Giving - day 23 - Columbia-Greene CC DAY 2430 Days of Giving - day 24 - Onondaga CC DAY 2530 Days of Giving - day 25 - Herkimer County CC
DAY 2630 Days of Giving - day 26 - SUNY Oswego DAY 2730 Days of Giving - day 27 - Monroe CC DAY 2830 Days of Giving - day 28 - Jefferson CC DAY 2930 Days of Giving - day 29 - Nassau CC DAY 3030 Days of Giving - day 30 - Oswego

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Author: Michelle Loza