Day of Caring
This year, as in years past, the Center for Civic Engagement coordinated student, faculty and staff volunteers for the United Way Day of Caring. Nearly 100 Binghamton University volunteers contributed 500+ hours of service to the community on Friday, Sept. 7, giving back to strengthen the community and make connections with local nonprofits and charitable organizations. To name only a few good deeds, Binghamton University volunteers painted walls, groomed public trails, planted flower beds, distributed food to local residents in need and read to children.
President Harvey Stenger, who visited with the Catholic Charities’ Boys of Courage group home for adolescent males, volunteered, greeting and thanking every Binghamton University volunteer for his/her hard work and dedication to the community and conversing with Boys of Courage staff about their efforts to provide independent living skills to their residents. Events such as these provide a point of contact for many Binghamton University volunteers and are the starting point for a more long-term relationship, leading to deep and lasting community engagement.