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30 Days of Giving 2020, Day 18: Stony Brook Graduates Rally to Help Frontline Workers

If the coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything it is that our students are amazingly resilient. In defiance of all the difficulties they have faced, the Class of 2020 has chosen to rise up and continue to make a positive impact on the world.  Graduating Seawolves Pano Sourlis and Vincent DeStefano were among those determined to find a […]


30 Days of Giving 2020, Day 17: SUNY Oswego’s Virtual Teddy Bear Toss Supports Local Families

Most years, SUNY Oswego’s Teddy Bear Toss at Laker men’s and women’s hockey games bring a shower of stuffed animals to support local families in need via Toys for Tots and the United Way of Greater Oswego County.   But with no hockey games this season due to the pandemic, the college’s State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) […]


30 Days of Giving 2020, Day 16: SUNY Orange Staff and Students Adopt Families During the Holidays

Now in its 17th year, the annual SUNY Orange Adopt-a-Family campaign had to adapt this year to the restrictions of the on-going pandemic.   Since 2003, college faculty, staff, and students have been working with local non-profit organizations to adopt less-fortunate families during the holidays. Over that time, SUNY Orange’s Adopt-a-Family program has helped a total […]


30 Days of Giving 2020, Day 15: Mobile Food Pantry at Purchase College

Once a month, Purchase College teams up with Feeding Westchester to run a Mobile Pantry on campus.  The Mobile Food Pantry brings fresh protein, dairy, produce, and grains directly to campus.  An estimated 4,000–5,000 pounds of food is available at the Mobile Food Pantry.   Over the fall semester, the food pantry was able to assist hundreds of students, staff members, and local community members.   […]