A few of the many elements that we pride ourselves in as an AMA Chapter is Fundraising and Community & Social Impact. OnMark doesn't miss a beat when it comes to community service in the Oneonta community! Our members volunteer at many community fundraisers such as local 5k's, Relay for Life, Oneonta campus events and more! Our club holds bake sales, car washes, t-shirt sales and other fundraising events every month here at Oneonta!
We are currently adapting our events to COVID-19 safety guidelines and to the new virtual landscape.
Members who participate and serve in our fundraising and community events receive points toward their invitation to the AMA International Collegiate Conference
in New Orleans.
This year due to Covid-19, we are unable to hold our bake sale fundraisers which is our strongest form of fundraising so in exchange we are having multiple mask and t-shirt fundraisers.
This year we raised money for J.A.C.K. (joining against cancer in kids) a UK based organization that aims to provide advice and support for children and families undertaking innovative treatments for neuroblastoma.
At least twice a semester members bring in cans and bottles to be recycled.
Make A Wish Foundation
This year we will be donating money to the New York chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation for children with critical illnesses. We will also be organizing virtual events to raise awareness about this cause.
First Annual Oneonta Halloween Costume Competition
This year we are hosting our first annual halloween costume competition where children in the community will dress up in costumes and submit photos on halloween yo compete in this competition in hopes of winning a prize.
Holiday Gift Wrapping
Every holiday season, we volunteer to gift wrap presents for Oneonta students to give to their family and friends.
Outreach To Local Students
This year our OnMark members will engage in instructive endeavors in support of local elementary and high school students.
We will be preparing small COVID-19 safety kits to give to churches and others in need around the community.
This year we are taking part in the Project Linus Event which provides blankets to the Albany and Rensselaer Chapter of Project Linus. We will be providing members with access to the materials needed for them to create homemade blankets for children in need.