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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.


Day 1

Farmingdale State College

On Veterans Day morning, Sunday November 11th, members of the Farmingdale State College student veterans club continued their tradition of service and decided to opt out of marching in the NYC Veterans Day Parade, and help out their neighbors instead.  They traveled as a group down to the south shore town of Lindenhurst, one of the hardest hit communities on Long Island, and spent several hours removing water logged sheet rock, soaked carpets and moldy flooring from the homes of absolute strangers.

Farmingdale State College

The Farmingdale State College Student Veterans Club during “Hurricane Sandy Operation Cleanup”

Buffalo State College

For the 2012 Buffalo State Volunteer and Service-Learning Center (VSLC) Volunteer Fair and September 11 National Day of Service event, representatives from 33 community partner organizations informed students about volunteer opportunities and needs within their organization.

For the first time, the VSLC facilitated Buffalo State’s participation in the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, becoming part of the network of hundreds of thousands of volunteers who turn out each year to support neighborhoods, engage in community service, and collaborate to make a difference. Buffalo State students were afforded the opportunity to participate in on-campus service projects that ranged from 5 minutes to 2 hours. On-campus service projects included creating birthday cards for Buffalo City Mission’s Men’s Community Center, building birdhouses for community gardens throughout the city, painting boats for Hoyt Lake, and assembling comfort kits for Crisis Services.

Buffalo State College

Throughout this event, representatives had over 900 individual conversations with students about ways to serve the Buffalo community and at least 120 students were involved in the on-campus service projects during the event providing over 100 hours of service in one afternoon.



30 Days of Giving Intro:SUNY System Administration at Equinox

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

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    Written by Maxwell Morgan

    Maxwell was a Coordinator of Digital Engagement for The State University of New York.

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