Past Service Events

Chemung SPCA

Our members recently volunteered at Chemung SPCA - a private, non-profit animal welfare organization.
Cortland SPCA
4H Rubber Duck Race

“Last fall some of us were able to volunteer at the 4H Rubber Duck Race, in which people registered and raced their rubber ducks from the top of Fall Creek. We spent the day responsible for the kids’ game stations and safety around the creek. All proceeds went to fund various 4H youth programs in Tompkins County! I have always emphasized how Circle K gives everyone an opportunity to leave Cornell's campus and get to know Ithaca itself a bit better, and there is nothing that screams Ithaca more than a rubber duck race over a waterfall for a good cause!" - Omair Irfan
Southern Tier Divisional
"One of my favorite and first memories from Circle K was the Southern Tier October Divisional-Mac and Trivia Night hosted by Brendon Nguyen. The event started with some club updates. It was exciting to hear about successes from other chapters of Circle K, and comforting to hear that they shared similar challenges. We then had a friendly trivia competition. The night came to an end with decorating Veteran’s Day cards, yet another chance to show appreciation for someone who I probably wouldn’t have had the opportunity to thank on my own.

In just one evening, we raised a total of $82 to support Loaves and Fishes, met people from other schools and learned about their Circle K experiences, made Veteran’s Day cards, and ate an impossible amount of mac and cheese. After that event, I found myself even more excited to go to future Circle K events and felt very lucky to have met such kind, fun, genuine, and service oriented people." - Judy Liu
YMCA- Into the Streets

"The YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County plays an important role in promoting healthy lifestyles, fostering youth development, and instilling a strong sense of social responsibility in the community. Being open year-round and providing services through every season, it is important for supplies to be maintained in safe and usable conditions.

As part of Into the Streets, members of Cornell Circle K helped clean out and organize a storage shed ahead of the winter months. Aside from moving shovels, rakes, and snow blowers to accessible locations in preparation for the snowy season, members cleaned the shed and cleared broken supplies to make it safer to walk through. We also moved tarps, planks, cones, and equipment used for specific events to alternative locations. With a large variety of services and planned community events, the YMCA needs equipment to be organized and safe to be used by people of all ages. Volunteers at Into the Streets were certainly able to contribute to this important goal through the combination of many small tasks." -Takema Kajita
Ithaca Children's Garden

"The children’s garden is a park that is focused on environmental education and outdoor exploration for kids of a variety of ages. The club helped prepare the garden for winter by raking leaves and pulling up weeds. This wasn’t the first time we went to the children’s garden, we also had an event with them in the early summer where we helped pull up invasive phragmites in the wetlands area." - Lainey Reed

Partner Organizations

Cayuga Nature Center
The Cayuga Nature Center is an educational institution addressing nature and environmental issues.

The center provides indoor and outdoor programs in addition to exhibits that encourage visitors to explore and understand the natural history of the Cayuga Lake Basin as part of the regional and global ecosystems.

During the fall semester, CCK members had the great pleasure of helping the nature center get their vegetable garden ready for winter!

For more information about the Cayuga Nature Center, visit their website or follow them on Instagram: @cayuganaturecenter
Cayuga Dog Rescue
Cayuga Dog Rescue is a non-profit, fully volunteer dog rescue organization.

Over the fall semester, Circle K members made chew toys to donate to Cayuga Dog Rescue. Circle K also fundraised for the organization through a walk/run fundraiser.

Our donations made it possible for Snowball to spend the day at Cornell Vet Hospital in the Oncology Clinic having some mammary tumors evaluated. Sammy and Toby also received winter coats, special treats, brain teaser puzzles, and tug toys.

For more information about Cayuga Dog Rescue, visit their website or check out their Facebook: @CayugaDogRescue
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