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You get hours towards your co-curricular transcript and an award at graduation.  Come to the office for more information on course offerings, ongoing opportunities and one-time volunteer events.

 

Refugee Relief Donation Drive:  Tuesday, March 14th, 6 pm at the United Ministry of Delhi, 1 Church Street. Bring donations from the following list, help pack kits and learn more about our local refugees.  If you want to donate in advance, bring items to the OCCE.

NEW IN PACKAGE:                                        GENTLY USED OR NEW:

BARS OF BATH SOAP BATH TOWELS (BRIGHT OR DARK COLORS ONLY)
BARS OF LAUNDRY SOAP HAND TOWELS (BRIGHT OR DARK COLORS ONLY)
SHAMPOO (13 - 24 OZ)  
TOOTHBRUSHES (1-4 IN PACKAGE) COMFORTERS (TWIN OR DOUBLE ONLY - NO KING/QUEEN)
WIDE-TOOTH COMBS (6 - 8 ") QUILTS (TWIN OR DOUBLE ONLY - NO KING/QUEEN)
FINGERNAIL CLIPPERS WARM BLANKETS
BOXES ASSORTED BANDAIDS (40) (TWIN OR DOUBLE ONLY - NO KING/QUEEN)
THIN MAXI-PADS (18 - 24 CT) HANDMADE BLANKETS/QUILTS WELCOME!

Bright Hill Press and Literary Center: April 15th, 95 Church Street, outdoor cleanup/spruce/up to get ready for their 25th anniversary!  Help our local poetry and literary center get ready to celebrate.  Inside cleanup help wanted before the 15th.  Come to the OCCE for more information.

Relay For Life:  Team up!  Now is the time to organize, start fundraising and WIN! Relay in Delhi is a Town-Gown affair held the last Saturday in April.  We are proudly the only town/gown Relay in New York State!  Held during the day, there is a lot of fun, remembering, celebrating and bonding to be had.  It's not too early or too late to start your team or to join the Individual Relayers. Questions?  Call 607-746-4781 or stop by the OCCE.

Canstruction:  SUNY Oneonta has challenged us to compete in this year's Canstruction held in April at Southside Mall.  Design ideas must be submitted to the OCCE director by March 15th.  All cans go to the local food bank.  Check out some professional companies' Canstruction designs and let's start fundraising for those cans!  Go Broncos - let's show them how we do things here in Delhi!  Come to the OCCE for inspiration and information.

American Red Cross Blood Drive & Be The Match: Tuesday April 4th in the Farrell Loft. Co-sponsors wanted!  Sign up in Farrell or closer to the drive, online at the American Red Cross website.  You may also come to the OCCE as WE NEED YOUR HELP TO HELP OTHERS!

Regalia: Student groups are wanted to sign up for one day a week this semester to help staff our gently-used clothing store here on campus, with all proceeds going to student scholarships.  Come to the OCCE to sign up for your group to commit to one day, three hours a week all semester.
 
Mentoring/Bronco Buddies: There are two mentoring programs here in Delhi: Big Buddies and Catholic Charities.  More can be found online and in the OCCE office.  There is another, more group-oriented program as well.  Our own SUNY Delhi Bronco Buddies engage with local South Kortright Elementary School sudents in an ongoing weekly commitment that would be semester or year long with their CROP Program.  Contact Elizabeth in the OCCE office if you are interested in this meaningful opportunity.  The sooner you get in touch with us, the more likely it will be for us to get you on the bus! This is a great program!  Leave campus at 2:30, return about 5:30, Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
 

Don't see anything that interests you?
Maybe try organizing your own community service event. Come talk with the staff at the OCCE and plan a Community Service event!
 
Please consider our Community Partners

Local Food Pantry in Delhi at the United Ministry Church behind the bank on Church Street.  Drop off donations between 1 and 3 pm on Mondays and Thursdays in the basement, Fellowship Hall.  Volunteers needed to staff the pantry.  Contact Deb at 607-746-1665 or Regina at  607-746-1670 for more information.

Head Start:  Help Delaware Opportunities raise money to purchase backpacks and school supplies for the preschoolers who are going into kindergarten next year. Whatever we raise will be matched by the O'Connor Foundation! This is open to individuals and organizations alike. You can do any type of fundraiser, just bring the money to the OCCE and make sure it is put in the exchange account.  Last year we helped them get a very large matching grant.  Can we do it again?  Yes we can!

The Arc of Delaware County: This nationally renowned organization participates on and off campus with service-learning and other co-curricular events like holiday parties and Study Buddies.  We also have a new program making art with recycled materials called Creative Abundance.  Let us know if you are interested.  You could be a ground-breaker! Contact the OCCE for more information.

And many, many more! Please contact Elizabeth Sova, the O'Connor Center Director at 607-746-4784, or Abby Brannen-Wilson at 607-746-4781, if you have any suggestions or ideas.

 * Thanks for a terrific year 2015-16: Over 20,000 hours of community service were performed by our students!    You can make a difference!

 

 

Contact Info
(607) 746-4781
(607) 746-4342 (fax)
occs@delhi.edu

 

Carnegie Foundation

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Last Updated: 3/1/17