Falk Students Give Back to Communities Near, Far

Falk College students consistently exemplify the highest ideal of sustained, quality engagement with citizens not only in the local community but afar as well when they see opportunities to make a difference. Over the past semester, here are a few of the activities they were involved in:

Donation drive for Hurricane Sandy
With the recent storms in the New York City and New Jersey areas, students in the School of Social Work, led by members of its student organization, Social Workers United, collected items to support those affected by the storms. Response by the SU campus community was overwhelming and very generous.

Bottle and can drive to help Family Support Services
Students from HTW 221– Health Promotion Across the Life Span and HTW 304– HTW 304 Community Health Education classes launched a bottle and can drive to benefit Family Support Services.

HPM students’ raise monies for CNY Ronald McDonald House
As part of the senior class gala held last spring, HPM seniors, along with faculty, staff and other students in the program working closely with them, raised $4,293.58 to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY. Last year, nearly 400 families found respite at the CNY Ronald McDonald House for a combined total of 3,400 guest night stays, all because of the love and generous donations of donors and volunteers.

SPM Club supports Special Olympics NY
The SU Sport Management Club announced Special Olympics NY is the recipient of proceeds from the Club’s Eighth Annual Charity Sports Auction held on December 8 at the Carrier Dome. In getting to know more about the mission of the Special Olympics organization before the upcoming Auction, SPM Club students, led by SPM major Alyssa Wood, held a flash mob on the SU Quad before the SU-Louisville Men’s Football game November 10 in support of the Special Olympics NY Polar Plunge. The final tally from the Auction to be donated to Special Olympics New York will be announced this semester.