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Day of Service

March 29, 2022

Please join us for a Covid1-9 restricted, socially distant but still incredible and important day of fundraising activities, campus beautification projects, community outreach, and volunteer activities. 

The Day of Service is sponsored by the First-Year Experience Program and the Center for Applied Learning/Civic Engagement.

Donations

Donations and collection projects will assemble on-campus 10am – 1pm in the CCB multipurpose room and the CCB lobby. To ensure the safety of both you and our volunteers, masks must be worn.

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“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do”

–Edward Everett Hale, American author & historian


Volunteer Fair 

NCC Day of Service also welcomes the Volunteer Fair sponsored by the Applied Learning Committee with support from the Community Service Committee.

Many agencies will be available to meet with you about volunteer positions, as well as paid and unpaid internships and part-time jobs for the spring and summer, including:

  • The Long Island Children's Museum
  • I Run This Island
  • Race Awesome
  • Friends of Cedarmere
  • The Office of State Senator Gillibrand
  • Josh Lafazan for Congress/Team Lafazan
  • Options for Community Living
  • The Safe Center LI

...and more!

PROGRAM

  • 8:30am to 10:00am: Set Up 
  • 10:00am to 10:15am: Welcome & Opening Remarks, CCB MPR 
  • 10:15am to 12:45pm: Service Projects, CCB MPR/Lobby and Locations Around Campus 
  • 12:45pm to 1:00pm: Closing Reception

SERVICE PROJECTS 

Animal Shelter Donations sponsored by Intramural Sports and COVID Pooling Student Testers will be collecting donations of food, toys, leashes, cleaning products, paper towels, feeding bowls, treats, old towels, monetary contributions and more will gladly be accepted. All proceeds to benefit Last Hope Animal Shelter.

Bake Sale sponsored by the Interior Design/Canstruction Team.  Proceeds to benefit The Nest.

Cards for Hospitalized Kids (CFHK) sponsored by the Physical Therapist Assistant Club is an internationally recognized charitable organization that spreads hope, joy & magic to hospitalized kids across America through uplifting, handmade cards. NCC students and faculty are invited to make a card to brighten the day of a child. Materials will be provided!

Campus Cleanup with Covanta Volunteers will meet at the Hempstead Plains from 9am-11am on March 29, 2022. They will learn about how garbage is burned and turned into electricity at Covanta and then students will collect trash around the Hempstead Plains which will be burned later at Covanta. 

Food Drive sponsored by the Surgical Technology Club will be collecting nonperishable items to donate. 

Growing Grams Sponsored by Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP).  Donate a perishable good and the CSTEP will send a small plant, biodegradable card with an affirmation to a student, faculty, administrator, or staff member of your choice.

Habitat for Humanity Sponsored by NCC Student Veterans where NCC students and faculty will be asked to purchase and then paint the empty bricks of two whitewashed houses to raise money for The Habitat for Humanity.

The InterAct Club Visits The Bristal Assisted Living of Garden City to provide the residents with a sense of community and fun. We will be going for roughly two hours and the club will bring activities and games to both the assisted living residents as well as the residents in the reflections unit.

NY Project Hope sponsored by the Psychology club helps New Yorkers understand their reactions and emotions during COVID-19. We have an emotional support helpline, educational materials, trusted referrals, and local provider agencies… all dedicated to helping you manage and cope with changes brought on by COVID-19.

Organic Garden Reboot Timmy's Garden, the organic garden by the Children's Greenhouse Child care center, needs a bit of TLC. Children from the Greenhouse and members of the Psychology Department will be working together to weed, till the soil, spruce up the compost bins, and do a little planting.

Peanut Butter ‘n’ Jelly Jam sponsored by the First Year Experience committee will be collecting peanut butter, jelly and bread to donate to The Nest and the Mary Brennan Inn.

Ribbons of Support for Ukraine sponsored by the Marketing Club will be creating blue and yellow ribbons of support for the people of Ukraine

Spring It Forward Food Drive sponsored by NYPIRG is looking for volunteers for the Spring Food Drive! Volunteers are needed to go into the community to distribute bags and collect donations.

Supply Drive for The Safe Center LI sponsored by the Applied Learning Committee will be collecting personal hygiene items such as toiletries, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, soap bars, feminine hygiene products and female adult diapers, paper products, diapers and pull ups, baby wipes, cleaning supplies and laundry products.

The Nest Fundraiser and Volunteer Opportunities will be collecting nonperishable food items specifically: cereal, shelf-stable milk, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, tomato sauce and personal hygiene items specifically: deodorant, shampoo, feminine hygiene products.

The Day of Service is sponsored by the First-Year Experience Program and the Center for Applied Learning/Civic Engagement.

For more information, contact: FYE@ncc.edu or co-chairs Janis Mazza, janis.mazza@ncc.edu, or Jennifer Kohut, jennifer.kohut@ncc.edu

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