On Giving Tuesday, Queens students bond with the homeless community
December 3 was the second annual Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving to kick off the holiday season. A group of 16 Queens students made the most of the day by offering their support to the homeless community through RunningWorks, a local non-profit that encourages the homeless community to rediscover the power of teamwork, discipline, confidence and respect for each other one stride at a time.
Together with their homeless neighbors, Queens students embarked on a group run, not only getting some exercise after a long Thanksgiving break, but more importantly, bonding with their homeless neighbors through the shared experience.
"I think they learned that homelessness doesn't reflect much of anything about a person, except often bad luck, and that they (as students) have more in common with homeless people than they expected," said Queens Professor Reed Perkins. "People who have determination can have a direct and hugely positive impact on the community. Change doesn't happen by accident. It happens because people MAKE it happen."
- Queens Collegiate 100 Acknowledged As Best Chapter in U.S.
- Queens Celebrates Banned Book Week
- Dr. John Bennett Writes Article for The Employers Association
- CBJ Features Queens’ Entrepreneur Leadership Circle
- Queens Prepares Community for Election Season
- Queens Helps Repair Charlotte Through Art
- Students Welcome Loved Ones to Family Weekend 2016
- Queens Rallies Together in Time of Need
- Queens Alerts Students of Sexual Misconduct Cases on Campus
- Queens once again makes U.S. News & World Report's Top 25 List