SUNY's Got Your Back

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On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, SUNY partnered with the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Wives Association at the Barclay's Invitational tournament at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, NY. Together, we all helped the SUNY's Got Your Back program grow.

On April 4, 2016, the State University of New York launched SUNY’s Got Your Back, a year-long project to collect comfort kits for victims and survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence who come to shelters and centers across the Empire State.  Teaming with the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA) and the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV), the SUNY Title IX Coordinators Association (STIXCA) will collect and fill bags at each of SUNY’s 64 campuses that span New York State.

The goal: At least 2,016 Comfort Bags in 2016

 
View the News Release from Launch

 

SUNY has about 90,000 employees and a half million students.  Every day in New York, men, women and children seek assistance from rape crisis and domestic violence shelters. Often they come in with little more than the clothes they are wearing. Money that shelters and other response organizations spend on personal care items is money that they are not spending on other crucial costs. Many SUNY colleges have run programs to collect comfort bags, bags filled with personal care items one would need when they arrive at a shelter. This program will take that work to scale.

Campuses support
A chart showing the number of bags filled for SUNY's Got Your Back
More than 10,000 bags so far!

Students Lead the Way to 10,000

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Want to help support SUNY's Got Your Back? Any dollar amount counts, as together, we all can make a difference. To donate money to the cause, enter an amount in the form below and complete your donation through the UB Foundation.

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Girls hold up the SUNY's Got Your Back bags after filling them with supplies.

SUNY's Got Your Back bags stacked on table.