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30 Days of Giving 2017 – Day 9: A Day of Service at SUNY Potsdam

A SUNY Potsdam student rakes leaves in front of a sign saying Day of Service #PotsdamProud.

The first-ever Day of Service was held at SUNY Potsdam on Oct. 21. The college challenged students and alumni alike to give back through volunteer service both in the North Country and in graduates’ home communities across the state and elsewhere.

There were 21 different official service projects organized by students and alumni, doing everything from sorting donations of winter clothing, to unpacking items at a food bank, to cleaning up local parks and cemeteries, to walking dogs and painting rooms at animal shelters.

Locally, more than 100 students, alumni and staff members volunteered to assist with projects in the Potsdam area. For those who couldn’t make it to one of the official sponsored project sites, alumni were also encouraged to give back through service to a cause in their area. Participants wore their SUNY Potsdam Bears gear and shared photos of their volunteerism via social media, using the College’s hashtag, #PotsdamProud.

SUNY Potsdam wanted to give students and alumni different paths to help their community based on their passions.


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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