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30 Days of Giving 2017 – Day 6: Buffalo State College Dares to Care

Large group of Buffalo State students pose for picture after cleaning up around a house in town.

The annual Dare to Care Day at Buffalo State gathered a large group of students, faculty, and staff members to engage in community service on September 16. Each year the group grows, and this year the registration closed at 1,050 people.

President Katherine Conway-Turner looks back on the success of this event.

Members of the campus community provided service at 35 community sites and organizations. We were fortunate to have beautiful blue skies for our day of service. Our group creating a sea of orange convened in the Social Hall at the beginning of the day. We then boarded buses to go to our sites. From urban garden cleanup to spreading mulch at parks to restoration projects, we lent our energy to improve the city of Buffalo.

I had the opportunity to visit four sites, and in each place, I joined hardworking Bengals bringing life to our urban-engaged campus focus.

I must admit that I was looking forward to serving alongside members of our Buffalo State community. At the end of the day, I felt renewed and confident that together we made a difference while feeling the pleasure of work done collectively.

Thank you to all who shared their Saturday with our city, and I look forward to other opportunities for working together with our campus and cultivating a community that is better when we all work as one.

Kate Conway-Turner with volunteers doing clean-up work at historic Broderick Park along the Niagara River

SUNY Buffalo State president Kate Conway-Turner with volunteers doing clean-up work at historic Broderick Park along the Niagara River


30 Days of Giving 2017:

  1. Day 1: Shopping with a Smile
  2. Day 2: Erie Community College Cook-Off for Kidneys
  3. Day 3: Stony Brook Medicine Helps in Puerto Rico
  4. Day 4: A Day of Service at Onondaga CC
  5. Day 5: New Paltz Students Make a Difference
  6. Day 6: Buffalo State College Dares to Care
  7. Day 7: Niagara County CC Students Lend A Hand for Thanksgiving
  8. Day 8: Old Westbury Helps Haiti
  9. Day 9: A Day of Service at SUNY Potsdam
  10. Day 10: Helping Animals at Hudson Valley Community College
  11. Day 11: FIT Students Help the Homeless
  12. Day 12: Morrisville Athletes Go Local For Service
  13. Day 13: SUNY Poly Gives Back Throughout the Region
  14. Day 14: SUNY Oswego Honors Those Battling Ovarian Cancer
  15. Day 15: Brockport Students Volunteer at Thanksgiving
  16. Day 16: SUNY ESF Sends Acorns to Action
  17. Day 17: Doors Open at the Columbia-Greene Community College Giving Closet
  18. Day 18: Monroe Community College Helps Walk for Water
  19. Day 19: SUNY Cortland Supports Crop Hunger Walk
  20. Day 20: Making Music at Farmingdale State to Help the Hungry
  21. Day 21: Increasing Food Security at Dutchess Community College
  22. Day 22: Addressing Food Insecurity On and Around SUNY Geneseo
  23. Day 23: Westchester Community College Plays the UnHunger Games
  24. Day 24: Binghamton University Builds University Assisted Community Schools
  25. Day 25: Mohawk Valley Community College Gives Back To Their Community
  26. Day 26: SUNY Oneonta Students Help Area Children Learn
  27. Day 27: Rockland Community College Comes Together to Aid Puerto Rico
  28. Day 28: Empire State College Donates to Caribbean Relief
  29. Day 29: Schenectady County Community College Students Provide Support to Foster Families
  30. Day 30: Raising Guiding Eyes at SUNY Delhi
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