Programs - Fall 2008

VITA

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance - (VITA) - The VITA Program offers free tax help for low and moderate-income (under $36,000) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Volunteers receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the city. After training in January, volunteers usually spend 2-3 hours a week volunteering, February through April 15th. The VITA program is an excellent way to get involved in your community, so join us today! For general information, please email BaruchVita@gmail.com


Feed the Hungry

Golden Key International Honour Society is committed to working with not-for-profit organizations, emergency and food rescue programs as well as numerous soup kitchens through out the year to help feed the hungry. Join us in our fight against NYC famine. Please contact our program directors at programdirctors@GKbaruch.com for more information.


Cancer Awareness

The Cancer Awareness program at Golden Key, alongside other organizations, seeks to inform and involve its members in actively understanding the ongoing fight against cancer by donating time, effort and expense to fund-raising for walks, guest lectures, and other notable activities geared towards furthering the cause. Our projects include Relay For Life, an annual event brought to Baruch College by Golden Key in 2005, which in the past years, has raised thousands of dollars for cancer research. Please contact our program directors at programdirctors@GKbaruch.com for more information.

New York Cares

New York Cares has mobilized thousands of caring New Yorkers to roll up their sleeves and tackle the social problems that challenge New York City. All our volunteer projects are hands-on, team-based, and flexibly scheduled. Please contact Keith Arora-Williams at NewYorkCares@Gkbaruch.com for more information.


Shadow Days

Shadow Days allows Baruch students a chance to take high school juniors and seniors around the Baruch campus for a day in an attempt to illustrate what the true college experience is all about. Each student and their respective shadow (for the day) attend two classes together before club hours. Time is allotted for the shadow to ask questions about the school and to tour Baruch. Please contact Jason Wang at Shadowdays@Gkbaruch.com for more information.

Walks

This program is dedicated to volunteering for humanistic causes around New York City. Students help to raise money for donations to organizations fighting a number of causes. Walks include March of Dimes, Light the Night, Multiple Sclerosis, Breast Cancer, AIDS, etc. Please contact Sharon Wang at Walks@Gkbaruch.com for more information.


Golden Buddies

This program is intended to increase the involvement of Golden Key members in GK events/activities. It is also to provide assistance to freshmen and sophomores with their academic careers and to encourage participation in different school activities.