SUNY Plattsburgh students, faculty and staff helped grant gift wishes for 125 children and sent $1,500 in $10 food vouchers for the Clinton County Department of Social Services to distribute to some 75 families through the annual Adopt-a-Family project.
Coordinated by the Center for Student Involvement, the annual appeal reaches across departments, into classrooms and throughout Resident Life. According to Cori Jackson, director of the center, the college’s residence hall staff is routinely the project’s biggest participants.
Students in the center volunteer to package and wrap gifts and vans deliver the gifts and donations to social services in downtown Plattsburgh.
Nearly 50 individuals and groups from various departments contribute. Chartwells, SUNY Plattsburgh’s food-service provider, always participates, “adopting” five or six children each year. According to Amy Rascoe, marketing director with campus dining, the organization purchased gifts and contributed cash for food baskets for a total of $525.
Tiffanie is a Social Media Assistant Intern at SUNY System Administration. She is a senior at SUNY Albany double-majoring in Psychology and Communications.