Binghamton University Global Day of Service

The Binhamton University Rowing Association (BURA) and members of the vast Binghamton University Alumni Association cleaned up the East River Park. Volunteers cultivated planting beds along the East River by weeding, mulching, planting native plants and removing invasive plants. The Ecology Center provided all the needed tools and supplies, including gloves. Volunteers should carry snacks and water as there are no food concessions in the park. 

Later on in the day, I joined the Alumni of Color Network at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe located on New York City's Lower East Side. There volunteers worked on a series of projects and tasks, such as painting, cleaning, landscaping and organizing. 


Zarb School of Business at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

Frank G. Zarb School of Business students prepare meals for the more than 90 residents of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island and other Ronald McDonald Houses around the world, care for the families of chronically ill children. Their mission is to be a “home away from home”, as they provide not only the parents of the ill children, but siblings as well, with a temporary haven in a secure and comfortable environment among other families sharing a similar burden.

Binghamton University Alumni Global Day of Service

Sunrise Day Camps are the nation’s only dedicated day camps for children with cancer and their siblings, provided completely free of charge. Providing memorable summers for children ages 3 1/2–16, Sunrise Day Camps bring the simple pleasures of childhood back to children struggling with cancer, changing months of loneliness and isolation into summers filled with sunshine, laughter and happiness.

Learn more about Binghamton University's annual Alumni Global Day of Service