12 Ways You Can Give Back for Binghamton’s Global Day of Service
Posted by Carolyn Bernardo on April 20, 2018
Every April, the Binghamton University community comes together to give back to those in need on our annual Global Day of Service. Students, alumni, faculty and staff take time out of their daily schedules to focus on making others' lives a little easier. Projects being undertaken this year range from feeding the hungry to impacting the lives of children with cancer. Want to get involved? Scroll down to see the projects happening near you! This year's Global Day of Service takes place during the weekend of April 27-29 in various cities around the globe.
Prep a beautiful space for children with cancer in Suffolk
Feed the city in Washington, D.C.
Alumni and staff will work together as they cut, chop, peel and prepare food at D.C’s Central Kitchen. At the end of the morning’s work, the organization will provide all of our volunteers with lunch.
Make a four-legged friend in Binghamton
Celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree on campus
We're planting a variety of specially selected species of trees across Binghamton’s campus. Volunteers will meet at the Peace Quad for a quick briefing, head to their tree site and get planting!
Clean up the zoo in Binghamton
(Photo from Ross Park Zoo Instagram)
Improve local neighborhoods in Binghamton
(Photo from Vines Facebook Page)
Develop the urban farm by digging pathways to raise garden beds, participating in farm cleanup and spreading compost on the beds.
Spend the day crafting with seniors in Manhattan
You’ll make the seniors at the Lott Residence's day when you “go fishing” with us. We’re decorating all the “fish” (coloring books, paper plates, etc.) you could possibly imagine. Experience needed? A great imagination and a light heart!
Serve a hot meal to the hungry in Chicago
(Photo from Cornerstone Community Outreach Facebook)
Make the world a greener place in Providence
(Photo from Providence Parks Website)
Volunteers can join one of three community groups and participate by cleaning up a park, planting trees or beautifying a neighborhood. Volunteers who show their "Spring Cleaning" buttons will receive free admission to venues in Roger Williams Park, discounts and free stuff at select local businesses.
Play games with autistic children in South Florida
(Photo from Autism Speaks Facebook Page)
Make magic for children with cancer in Baltimore
Help us make soft yarn princess-style wigs for children with cancer in the styles of Rapunzel, Ariel and Elsa. No knowledge of crocheting is necessary. Last year, wigs were delivered locally to two cancer centers in the Baltimore area.
Create care packages for families in Philadelphia
(Photo from The Village Facebook Page)
Carolyn Bernardo is the advancement communications manager at Binghamton University. As a Binghamton native, she is passionate about the area and about the University. Have questions, comments or concerns about the blog? Email us at email@example.com.