Immediate: March 23, 2022
College Community Joins Together to Serve Those in Need
& Show Support to the People of Ukraine, Hospitalized Children and Animal Rescue
Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College continues its annual “Day of Service” on Tuesday, March 29th with a day-long celebration to serve those in need and to show support for the people of Ukraine, Hospitalized Children, and Animal Rescue. SUNY Nassau’s Day of Service also includes a Volunteer Fair presented by the Applied Learning Committee with support from the NCC Community Service Committee. The Volunteer Fair provides the College community with the opportunity to meet with 13 different non-profit organizations to discuss volunteer positions, as well as internships and part-time jobs for the spring and summer.
“For over a decade the SUNY Nassau Community College community has come together and dedicated their time to the College’s annual Day of Service, supporting and serving those in need in our surrounding communities,” said Janis Mazza, Assistant Professor, Day of Service Co-Coordinator. “This year we will honor three organizations for their outstanding community outreach and partnership in service-learning with SUNY Nassau – The Safe Center LI, Friends of Cedarmere, and the Long Island’s Children Museum. We are grateful for their partnership and support for the College community.”
SUNY Nassau’s “Day of Service” was developed by the College’s First Year Experience Program with the goal of bringing together the SUNY Nassau community, administration, students, faculty and staff to volunteer their time and talents to help those in need. For this year’s celebration, the College community will create blue and yellow ribbons in support for the people of Ukraine. Additionally, the SUNY Nassau community will work with Cards for Hospitalized Kids (CFHK) to bring joy and magic to hospitalized kids across America through uplifting, handmade cards. Working with Last Hope Animal Rescue, Inc. (Wantagh, NY), the College community will be accepting donations of food, toys and supplies for dogs and cats.
Additional projects include a garden reboot for Timmy’s Garden (located at the Children’s Greenhouse Child Care Center), a campus cleanup with Covanta, as well as a donation drive for the Nest, SUNY Nassau’s on-campus food pantry. All collections will take place 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the CCB Multipurpose room and the CCB lobby. Items being collected include non-perishable food, pet supplies, and feminine hygiene products. A full list of projects can be found on the SUNY Nassau website and an opportunity to donate to the SUNY Nassau Foundation in support of the day of service can be found on the SUNY Nassau Foundation’s website.
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About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College is an institution where more than 14,000 full-time, part-time, Workforce Development and continuing education students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. Nearly 80 fields of study, 20 certificate programs, and 62-degree programs are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State SUNY System, Nassau Community College offers a high-quality education and excellent support services, providing students with a solid foundation for their future successes.