Alternative Spring Break 2013 Fundraising
- Who: 33 Hofstra students and 2 staff members (Ashley Gray, Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Activities and Sara Hinkle, Associate Dean of Student and Community Development)
- What: This year we will be volunteering with the non-profit organization the National Relief Network (nrn.org). This organization sends groups into federally declared disaster zones that are devastated by natural disasters. We will be providing relief to those affected by both Hurricanes Sandy and Irene.
- Where: Bayboro, North Carolina
- When: Sunday, March 24 - Friday, March 29, 2013
- Why: The Bayboro area fell victim to both Hurricanes Sandy and Irene and are in need of help rebuilding and clearing debris. The students have dedicated their spring break to helping our national neighbors in their time in need. The area saw a lot of support right after Hurricane Irene, but since then have seen a decrease in the amount of volunteers coming to provide relief. We can teach students about the importance of teamwork, service-learning and giving back not just locally but nationally as well.
- How will the funds be used?: Each participant is responsible for fundraising $550 to fund their entire trip. The trip covers transportation, food, apparel, and lodging.
- View the National Program fundraising letter [PDF]
- Who: 8-20 Hofstra students and 6 staff members (2 staff per day)
- What: This year we will be volunteering with local non-profit organizations (including Habitat for Humanity and The INN soup kitchen) to provide relief to our local community which was devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
- Where: Long Island and the New York City area
- When: Monday, March 25 - Wednesday, March 27, 2013
- Why: This past fall, Hurricane Sandy devastated our local New York area and Hofstra has decided to dedicate our annual Stay-cation program providing relief for these victims by helping to rebuild and clear debris. Helping our local community is just as important if not more important than helping our national and global communities. We are able to teach students the importance of teamwork, service-learning and giving back.
- How will the funds be used?: Each participant is responsible for fundraising $100 to help fund the transportation, food, and apparel costs of the program.
- View the Stay-cation Program fundraising letter [PDF]
Help us reach our goal!
Participants are working hard to raise a total of $20,050 for both programs. If you would like to make a donation to our hurricane relief cause, please print the below donation card and mail it along with a check or money order to: Student Leadership and Activities, 260 Student Center, 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549. Please make checks/money orders out to "Hofstra University." If you would like to donate to a particular student, please write their name on the donation card, otherwise just indicate which program you would like to donate to (National or Stay-cation) on the donation card. Any donation is greatly appreciated.
Please email OSLA with any questions or for more information.