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Excelsior Cares

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About Excelsior Cares

We invite you to take part in a movement of Excelsior, Regents, and USNY graduates nationwide. Through a one-time service experience, you'll have a chance to:
• Make a difference close to home
• Possibly meet other local alumni living in your area
• Contribute to the total impact made by the College's graduates in April, Excelsior's charter month

What is it?
Excelsior Cares is a movement of USNY, Regents, and Excelsior alumni nationwide, wherein they perform acts of service within their own communities. Individual service project take place during the month of April to coincide with the College’s charter day (April 9). This is an annual event.

Why are we doing it?
We know that community service is important to many of our graduates. Informally, we hear about the causes that incite their passion. We also have a notable list of alumni award recipients who demonstrate how service to the community is an important part of our alumni culture.

Who is eligible to participate?
Graduates of USNY, Regents, and Excelsior College. Family and friends want to join you? Bring them along, but please ask about age restrictions at your service site first.

What qualifies as service?
If it seems like a service experience, it likely is. It can be a regular gig or a one-time event. Think about what you’re already doing…donating blood on a regular basis? That counts. Helping at your child’s school? That counts, too. Participating in a service project at work? Yes! Here are a few more examples:
• Walking dogs at an animal shelter
• Sorting food at a pantry
• Collecting food, clothing, pet supplies, or school supplies (at your place of employment or house of worship) to be donated to an organization in need
• Cleaning up a park
• Tending to a community garden
• Making birthday bags for children in homeless shelters
• Shelving books at the library
• Delivering meals to shut ins