Third Annual SUNY New Paltz Alternative Spring Break 2013
Give Where You Live: New Paltz, NY
March 22nd- 28th, 2013
**Application deadline: December 14th, 2012**
A week of leadership, teambuilding, and making a difference in the community through volunteerism.
For more information and an application, please visit
Alternative Spring Break 2012
“We are a diverse group of college students from SUNY New Paltz dedicated to giving to and learning from the local community,” reads the mission statement of Alternative Spring Break, as written by its 2012 participants. “We will provide our community with compassionate service and a positive image of college students during our spring break.”
The group consisted of 14 students, selected from a pool of applicants, who volunteered to work with five community organizations for a total of 700 hours. The students held a donation drive at Shoprite of New Paltz to collect donations for the Queen’s Galley Soup Kitchen in Kingston and Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption in Accord. In four hours, the students collected 443 items and $164.04. The group also volunteered at the Queen’s Galley, Mohonk Preserve, SUNY New Paltz Children’s Center, and Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption.
For photos from Alternative Spring Break, please visit