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Upcoming Campus Events

"Giving Back From Far Away" Supply Drive

Some Binghamton University students have organized a supply drive for which they are soliciting donations of the following items:

  • cleaning supplies (e.g. contracting bags, work gloves)
  • NEW blankets
  • baby supplies (e.g. diapers and baby food)

Drop Off Locations Include:
University Plaza Leasing Office
Any radio station located on 59 Court Street
Binghamton University Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Designing Women and Curl Up and Dye salons in Endicott
Wendy’s in Endicott

For more information, contact Dana Borrero at

The Hurrican't Project

The Hurrican't Project was started to raise money for the relief effort as well as create unity amongst those affected by Sandy. It is selling shirts to raise money, which has 100% of profits going to the Hurrican't Project and the Salvation Army.

See the shirts and group on their Facebook page.

Contact founder and Binghamton Student Danielle Bittleman through the Facebook page or by e-mail ( to purchase a shirt.

Upcoming Local Events

Update: The event below has has been pushed to early next semester due to inclement weather expected for Saturday (12/8). Sorry for the inconvenience!

Hurricane Sandy's Polar Plunge

Want to jump into freezing water to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy Victims? Come down to the Binghamton University Union (over by the M&T ATM/Bus stop) on December 8th to participate in Hurricane Sandy's Polar Plunge. To show support for the victims they are asking for a $10 donation, though you can give more (cash or checks are accepted). If you don't want to take the cold plunge you can take the CHICKEN DIP and dip your feet into the cold water!

WHERE: Binghamton University Union (By bus stop/ATM)
WHEN: December 8th, 2012
TIME: 2:00 pm
THEME: SUPER HERO- because anyone willing to jump into cold water to raise money is a super hero!
IMPORTANT: Because of safety issues you'll need to read & sign a wavier! If you're 18 or younger you must have a parent or guardian sign the wavier as well.
WHAT TO WEAR: ANYTHING really. Just make sure it is appropriate attire because there will be camera crews there! You're encouraged to dress up!

WHAT TO BRING: A towel and warm clothing to change into!


Donate $10 to the fundraiser and take the PLUNGE! Show your support!! We encourage you to raise more though! The more money raised the more people we can help! CASH OR CHECK IS ACCEPTED!

Also there will be a COSTUME CONTEST- Best Super Hero Costume Wins a Free Gift!! The more people who dress up the more fun it will be!!

See the Facebook event here and the flier here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Hillel Winter Break Relief Volunteer Opportunities Sign-Up

Hillel at Binghamton is working now to identify projects that students may be able to do during Winter Break 2012-13. Thousands of college students will return to the NY / NJ area during breaks and we can make a big difference in the lives of people who were so affected by the storm.

In order to match you up with the kinds of projects you could do and when you are available, please use the form here. This form is a statement of interest, not a commitment that you will definitely volunteer, but it gives us a good sense of the people who will be available to volunteer.


SUNY partnership with The American Red Cross

To support long-term efforts, we need the support of all SUNY campuses. Volunteers are needed in the affected areas to distribute aid. SUNY has set up a website to direct interested students, faculty, staff, and alumni on how to get involved:

Interested parties may browse volunteer opportunities or make donations directly. Please use this site as we attempt to collect an idea of our SUNY-wide impact.

New York Cares
A website listing various opportunities to get involved in relief efforts all over New York. Sign up to volunteer on a specific project via NY their website here.

Congregation Beth Elohim
Seeking volunteers to prepare food and make deliveries in affected areas. 

Contact information:
274 Garfield Place
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tel: (718) 768-3814 | Fax: (718) 768-7414

Food Not Bombs Emergency Relief Program
Seeking volunteers and food donations in the Northeast including NYC, Philly and Boston. Visit their website for a list of volunteer opportunities.

Staten Island Recovers
Seeking volunteers to help with relief efforts on Staten Island. Sign up to volunteer or donate money at their website here.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's office has activated the state's Volunteer Emergency Response Hotline (1-800-537-7397). The hotline was established earlier this year to enhance the state's emergency responsiveness by harnessing New Jerseyans' strong spirit of service. If storm conditions preclude the hotline from being answered by live operators, volunteers may call one of two backup hotline numbers: 609-775-5236 or 908-303-0471. Volunteers may also send an email to

Urban League of Essex County, NJ
Accepting volunteers who can help deliver and distribute food. Contact them at 973-624-9535 or or drop off your food and check donations at 508 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07107.

Red Cross Volunteers for Shelters in Long Island and NYC
Volunteers are needed for Red Cross Shelters. They must be age 16 or older, able to lift and carry at least 50 lbs, and comfortable working with people in stressful situations. To volunteer, contact

Corporation for National and Community Service Sandy Website
Look here for tips on volunteering as well as links to opportunities in affected areas.

Opportunities in Staten Island from Staten Island Advance

  • Movement Church is looking for volunteers to clean out destroyed homes. Clean-ups are taking place each day between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Volunteers can report to Hett Avenue & Marine Way, Staten Island, NY 10306. For more information call, 718-812-9894 or 718-216-9416.
  • Project Hospitality is seeking volunteers. People can register as volunteers, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Project Hospitality, 100 Park Ave, Port Richmond, New York, NY, to help receive donations and restock the organization's storm-damaged warehouse.
  • Volunteers are needed to drive, sort items and unload vehicles. They should report to Midland Beach (981 Father Capodanno Blvd, New York, NY).

Photo Taking and Sharing

If you are engaging in Hurricane Relief work, we encourage you to take photos.

To showcase hard working volunteers and significant events, enter the Center for Civic Engagement's Service Sightings photo competition, where you have the opportunity to share your work with the entire Binghamton Campus!


Last Updated: 3/6/18