Number of Participants: 60
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $2,028
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: November 16, 2015
65-30 Kissena Boulevard Flushing
New York 11367, United States
QUEENS, N.Y. – The Queens College soccer teams, along with the QC track and field squads, volunteered with the Midnight Run and the Peanut Butter and Jelly Jam on Monday, October 19, 2015.
The teams assisted in the set up and distribution of food and clothing to the homeless. Both teams did an outstanding job in transporting the goods during the Midnight Run distribution.
“It was a great opportunity for our student athletes to make a difference and contribute to our local community in a real positive way,” said soccer head coach Carl Christian. “It is important that they empathize with those less fortunate and realize the challenges that many people in NYC face.”
“I found the Midnight Run really helped me realize that even with a college degree you can never have guaranteed an easy life, said men’s soccer senior Aitor Gurruchaga. “I’d strongly recommend the experience to future student athletes.”
“I enjoyed helping out at the Midnight Run,” said men’s soccer senior Isaiah Kossinne. “It made me really value everything I have in my life and not to take anything for granted. I’d recommend other students to take part.”