This fall, the SUNY Purchase College Activities Board took students to participate in the Breakfast Run, a program hosted through the Midnight Run, a non-profit organization that orchestrates different morning and night time runs to provide clothes, food, and toiletries to the homeless population in New York City.
Putting together the breakfast runs at Purchase is a two-part service opportunity. Students not only have the opportunity to participate in the physical breakfast run, but they also come together to prepare beforehand. The preparatory portion of the run includes sandwich and toiletry kit making, as well as sorting clothes.
Thanks to generous donations from faculty, staff, and Chartwells, the students were able to make over 70 toiletry kits and 50 sandwiches to pass out to those in need. Thanks to the students who took time. out of they busy schedules, a few more people in need in NYC are able to be warm and fed during these cold winter months.
Across SUNY, students, faculty and administration alike are coming together to in the spirit of charity and togetherness. 30 Days of Giving is our annual tradition, which starts on Thanksgiving every year, where we reflect on efforts of the past year and highlight some of the selfless acts of that members of the SUNY community are leading. Stay tuned for more.
Taryn Rackmyer is a recent graduate of Mohawk Valley Community College, now attending the University at Albany for Public Policy. Taryn is a student assistant for SUNY's Government Relations & Marketing Department.