Students Give Back at Annual Service Day

Saturday, October 26 was the annual Community Service Day at the College. ACPHS students volunteered their time with a number organizations in the Capital District including the NYS Museum, Special Olympics, Hope Club, and the Regional Food Bank. Other stayed on campus where activities included a Medication Takeback Event.

Below is a list of Community Service Day activities:

  • Twenty-five (25) students served meals and offered their assistance at the Regional Food Bank
  • The student chapter of the American Pharmacists Association assisted the Drug Enforcement Agency with their National Drug Takeback Initiative. The program offers people a way to safely dispose of unused or expired medications.
  • Students volunteered at the New York State Museum's "Monster Mash and Bash" event which included Halloween themed activities for children from 2-10 years old.
  • A group of students helped out at the HopeClub's Autumnfest event. Formerly called Gilda's Club, HopeClub is a local support center for cancer patients and their families.
  • Some students stayed on campus to make cards for U.S. soldiers overseas, while others helped beautify the College grounds by raking and cleaning up debris.

All students who participated received a free T-shirt and entry to an Appreciation Dinner after the conclusion of the day.