Welcome to the 3rd annual 30 Days of Giving campaign! This year we couldn’t be more excited to share more campus stories of giving, Applied Learning classes and projects. SUNY is committed to offering Applied Learning opportunities, like service-learning, undergraduate research, and study abroad to all of our students. For the next month you will see a campus story each day showcasing a campus class or project where students are volunteering, working in the local community, and/or learning by doing. These stories are just the tip of the iceberg. Each year thousands of SUNY students volunteer in campus clubs or individually, finding ways to better their community and themselves in the process.
Last year’s 30 Days of Giving: Taking Volunteerism to Scale featured various ways that SUNY students engage and give back to their respective communities. Here are a few highlights:
• Farmingdale State College students collected food and non perishable goods for Island Harvest, which rescues and distributes food to hungry people in New York.
• Hudson Valley Community College student athletes assisted at a number of local organizations. The baseball team waited tables at local restaurants, where proceeds benefited the Special Olympics and the women’s soccer team participated in the Light Walk to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.
• SUNY Canton had two student clubs that spent the holiday season raising money and collecting donations for kids being cared for at local hospitals as well as homeless animals in area shelters.
• Binghamton University basketball players took part in the United Way “Day of Caring” in September 2013 for a county wide day of service. They participated in activities such as power washing, scrubbing walls and windows at the Binghamton Salvation Army.
• Jefferson Community College Women’s Organization collected 80 pairs of gloves/mittens during its Warm Hands…Warm Hearts fundraiser. They donated them to the Watertown Urban Mission- an organization that helps community members in need.
We can’t wait to share what our SUNY campuses have been doing this year!
Atiba was an intern with SUNY's Office of New Media, who became a University at Albany graduate in English with a minor in Communications.