Minority Students in Action Keeping Long Island Warm
By AmyRuth Tobol, associate dean, SUNY Empire State College
February 19, 2015
The student club Minority Students in Action recently completed a successful coat drive on Long Island on behalf of one of the largest volunteer management organizations in the New York metropolitan area, New York Cares. Since the 1980s, this organization has conducted highly visible and successful coat drives for neighbors who need outwear for the winter.
Students, faculty and staff donated new and gently used coats that were collected at the college's Long Island regional offices. Club members and student volunteers dropped off the coats at New York Cares for distribution.
"There were over 50 coats collected," said club president Layla Abdullah-Poulos. "Everyone was excited about the opportunity to keep their fellow New Yorkers warm this winter."
MSiA members are looking forward to participating in future events and projects as part of the club's commitment to community service.
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