Immediate:  April 17, 2023

Nassau Community College Celebrates
12th Annual “Day of Service”

College Community Joins Together to Serve Those in Need & Show Support for Local Shelters, Hospitalized Children & Animal Rescue

Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College continues its annual “Day of Service” on Tuesday, April 18 with a day-long celebration to serve those in need and to show support for student scholarships, hospitalized children, and animal rescue.  NCC’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 10 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 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.

NCC’s “Day of Service” was developed by the College’s First Year Experience Program with the goal of bringing together the College community, administration, students, faculty and staff to volunteer their time and talents to help those in need. For this year’s celebration, the NCC 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. Additionally, the campus community will be collecting children’s books to donate to children’s homeless shelters and non-profit organizations around the country.

Additional projects include a garden reboot for Timmy’s Garden (located at the Children’s Greenhouse Child Care Center), a Peanut Butter ‘n’ Jelly Jam to donate sandwiches to local shelters, as well as a donation drive for the Nest, NCC’s on-campus food pantry.  All collections will take place 9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. in the CCB Multipurpose room and the CCB lobby.  Items being collected include non-perishable food, pet supplies, children’s books and textbooks, as well as hygiene products. A full list of projects can be found on the NCC website and an opportunity to donate to the NCC Foundation in support of the Day of Service can be found on the NCC Foundation’s website.

Media Contact:  Lindsey Angioletti | | C:  (516) 320-0695

About Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College, a campus of the State University of New York, provides a comprehensive public college experience designed to transform lives through higher education. Serving 14,000 full-time, part-time and continuing education students, NCC offers more than 80 programs that lead to the associate’s degree or certificate. Through on-campus and online offerings, the College educates local and international students, and boasts 168,000 alumni. Situated on 225 acres in Garden City, Long Island, the college grounds reside in historic Nassau County, one of the most desirable locations to live in the United States and an epicenter for business and careers. Since 1959, NCC has earned a nationwide reputation for academic excellence, affordability, and ease of transferability to four-year schools. 

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