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 21

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Tompkins Cortland Community College just concluded another successful annual food drive. Each year they collect food to “re-stock” the local food pantry (Dryden Kitchen Cupboard) after they get cleaned out for Thanksgiving. Their food drive has grown each year and this year delivered two trucks full of food, plus $1,300 in cash. The drive has grown each year, and it is by far the biggest donation they receive each year. Last month the Dryden Kitchen Cupboard food pantry served 1,385 individuals.

“Who knew that volunteering for the food drive was going to involve so much heavy lifting? The look on the faces of the Kitchen Cupboard ladies when we arrived with a couple of truck loads of food was well worth the effort,” said Josh Knoll, Student member of the College Entertainment Board and Food Drive Volunteer

This year their event was kicked off with a roller skating event on October 25 where people donated cans to skate. Over the next month there were bake sales, raffles, a special grocery bag delivered to every staff member to be filled for the drive, and pickle jars in the café for spare change donations.

Tompkins Cortland Community College food drive donations
 


 

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

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