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30 Days of Giving 2017 – Day 10: Helping Animals at Hudson Valley CC

A dog stands leaning on a guard rail in rushing water.

Hudson Valley Community College students reach out to help creatures great and small. Founded more than 10 years ago, the Animal Outreach Club at Hudson Valley Community College promotes and fosters animal advocacy through a variety of projects both on and off campus. Most recently, the club raised nearly $600 to assist animals affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The club’s bake sales and next-to-new sales are popular fundraisers. “Empties for Animals” is an ongoing project to collect returnable bottles and cans with proceeds donated to local animal shelters and rescue organizations. Club members also have painted and installed all-weather houses (built by Construction Technology students) at feral cat colonies throughout the region.

As part of its humane education mission, the Animal Outreach Club plans and supports volunteer opportunities, takes field trips, attends workshops and hosts speakers. In October 2017, Jo-Anne McArthur, renowned photographer, animal activist and founder of We Animals, presented a slide lecture on campus with support from the college’s Cultural Affairs Program.

The Animal Outreach Club is a great example of how SUNY students help their furry friends throughout the year.


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
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