Number of Participants: 40
Hours Donated: 6
Value of Time Served: $2,028
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: April 6, 2017
65-30 Kissena Boulevard Flushing
New York 11367, United States
Queens College student-athletes and staff members volunteered their time to provide for the homeless on Monday night, participating in a “Midnight Run” around the local community.
Members of the Queens men’s soccer, women’s fencing and volleyball teams took part in the event, along with representatives from NYPIRG and the Andrew Goodman Foundation. The group went on a run around the community to distribute food, clothing and footwear to the city’s homeless.
Making a number of stops at different locations in the city, they were able to reach out and help a significant number of people in just one night. Clothes, shoes, toiletries, sandwiches and coffee were donated to those in need.
“It was an eye-opening experience and a great opportunity to do some good and give back to those less fortunate than ourselves,” commented Ashley Brown of the men’s soccer team.
Another run is currently being planned for mid-April through the Veterans Department on campus if you wish to donate items or volunteer your time in support of this campaign.