The holidays remind us this is the season of giving. All members of SUNY make a concerted effort to volunteer and contribute to their respective campuses and local communities. The 30 Days of Giving campaign highlights students and faculty across all of our 64 campuses who participate in volunteerism and give back to those in need. With over 467,000 students and three million alumni, we want to celebrate the impact the SUNY community has made in all of their unique community service projects. As we learned last year, 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.
Farmingdale State College
Farmingdale State College Students Collect For Island Harvest
Every year, Farmingdale State College collects food and non-perishable goods for Island Harvest, which rescues and distributes food to hungry people in New York. This year, students in the Educational Opportunity Program assumed responsibility for this effort. In the words of Chi Alpha Epsilon President Candice George, “The campus response to Chi Alpha Epsilon’s Island Harvest food drive demonstrates the significant care and desire to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Whether through a monetary contribution or by bringing in various non-perishable goods, helping others in need is definitely a top priority for the Farmingdale State College community.”
Glenn is a student assistant in the Office of New Media of the State University of New York. He is an undergraduate economics and political science major at the University at Albany in Albany, NY.