Women's Swimming & Diving

QC Women's Swimming And Diving Volunteer With NYC Midnight Run

QC Women's Swimming And Diving Volunteer With NYC Midnight Run
Members of the Queens College women's swimming and diving team were fortunate enough to take part in a community service Midnight Run with Emanuel Avila, Queens College's Associate Director of Judicial Affairs & Service Learning, on Monday, October 3.

Before the event, the team collected clothing and toiletries from friends, family, and coworkers, sorted them out according to sizes and loaded up the vans. The team went to several predetermined spots in Manhattan and distributed the clothes and other items. Shoes and sneakers were in high demand and luckily the team had several pairs!

The Knights were amazed to listen to some of the stories from the homeless about how they fell on hard times. It especially hit home when one gentleman told the team that he had been a lifeguard.

Freshman Taylor Persaud reflected, "Going tonight made me aware of the hardships people go through. It shows me we should never take anything for granted and be appreciative of everything we have in our lives."

Senior Marina Gerard said, "My experience during the Midnight Run reminded me of exactly how fortunate I am and how lucky I am.  The Midnight Run is one of my favorite community service events. It hits home when we see how some New Yorkers are living."