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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 2

Alfred State College

The first annual Celebrate Service, Celebrate Allegany day of service on October 27th, 2012 involved 400 student volunteers from Alfred State College, Houghton College, and local school districts.

Alfred State teamed up with the Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Allegany and corporate sponsors Swain Ski Resort and Alfred Sports Center to organize, promote, and make this local celebration of Make a Difference Day a reality.  The Allegany County Board of Legislators also leant their support issuing a proclamation in support of the event.

The goal for this day was to foster collaboration, providing meaningful help, build authentic relationships, and provide a clear pathway to long-term civic engagement for local students.   A larger collaboration of higher education, community based organizations, and businesses are already beginning to plan for the 2nd annual day of service in 2013.

Allegany County Community College

Over 2000 hours of community service was invested on projects at over 60 sites throughout the county. Projects ranged from cleaning up streets and parks to painting and cleaning for non-profit organizations to assisting the elderly with general yard care and maintenance needs.

Schenectady County Community College

The students enrolled in SOC 127, Interpersonal and Group Dynamics, created and implemented a service learning experience for Zoller School in Schenectady. The main objectives of this course are for the students to learn interpersonal communication skills and how to facilitate a group. The students conducted this experience over a period of three months.

Zoller School educates 300 students in grades Kindergarten to sixth grade. During the investigation phase, the SCCC students discovered that there was minimal money for sports equipment. The SOC 127 students devised a plan to raise money to buy sports equipment.  They collected over $700 by conducting raffles, collecting gift cards, and obtaining money from a bottle collection.  The equipment was presented at a school assembly. The principal introduced the SCCC students to the faculty and student body.  After, they presented the sports equipment, the students organized and conducted outdoor games for the Zoller students for one hour.

Schenectady County Community College

Schenectady County Community College students help a local school raise funds for sports equipment.



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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