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May 3, 2014

SUNY Oneonta gears up for volunteer day

“Into the Streets,” the annual day of service sponsored by SUNY Oneonta’s Center for Social Responsibility and Community, will take place beginning at 9 a.m. today. A school-record number of approximately 750 SUNY Oneonta students will work with community volunteers at 48 sites throughout Otsego County.

The student-led day of service will begin with a breakfast at SUNY Oneonta’s Chase Gymnasium and a send-off by college President Nancy Kleniewski.

Teams of SUNY Oneonta students will travel to assigned sites in Oneonta, Laurens, Milford, Cooperstown and Edmeston, where they will spend up to six hours in volunteer activities such as painting, cleaning and window-washing at nonprofit agencies, schools and churches.

They will also clean up area parks and trails in addition to landscaping at a variety of organizations.

More information about Into the Streets, including a list of the sites where students will be volunteering, is available from Linda Drake, director of the Center for Social Responsibility and Community, at (607) 436-2633 or csrc@oneonta.edu.

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