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30 Days of Giving 2013: Taking Volunteerism To Scale

30 Days of Giving - 2013

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.

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Day 25

Rockland Community College

Rockland Community College students along with the advisor for the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity joined forces with the RCC student veterans group to participate in a local “Homes for Heroes” project. Homes for Heroes mission is to provide or coordinate financial assistance and housing resources to our Nation’s Heroes such as Military personnel, Police/Peace Officers, Firefighters and First Responders who demonstrate neediness. The groups volunteered their time and energy by doing construction, landscaping and raising funds for homeless veterans in Rockland County.

Rockland Community College students and faculty stand near newly constructed homes at Homes for Heroes

Rockland Community College students and faculty stand near newly constructed homes at Homes for Heroes

Rockland Community College students also held their very own Homes for Heroes Dodgeball Tournament. A total of 23 participants formed into 5 teams to not only raise money but to crown the schools best dodgeball team. Together they raised $145 to help their local Veterans.

Rockland Community College male student dodgeball participants inside gym during Homes for Heroes

The Winning team with their RCC FIT Champion T-Shirts
(Christian Simonsen, Nick Klebetz, Brandon Strathy, Sean Fitzgerald, Rich Santana)

 

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Written by Glenn Solomon

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.

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