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Baruch Students Raise $3,200 to Help Feed Homeless on Thanksgiving

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NEW YORK, NY - November 26, 2014 - Baruch College students enrolled in Regina Bernard's "Evolution and Expressions of Racisim" BLS 1003 course, spent hours assembling peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and care packages to feed some of New York City's homeless on Thanksgiving.

BernardNovemberProject2The annual "November Project," was started by Bernard, Assistant Professor of Black and Hispanic Studies, four years ago as a way to encourage students to give back to their community.

This year, Bernard's class started a fundraising campaign online, which resulted in a little more than $3,200 (the most amount of money raised in the project's history.) The funds were used to purchase blankets, toiletries and food, including 20 loaves of bread and plenty of peanut butter and jelly.

On November 26, the 40 students divided up into teams and handed out sandwiches to the homeless at Grand Central Station, Penn Station, and Jackson Heights. In addition, one team dropped off boxed lunches at the 25th Street Precinct-El Barrio.

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About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu
Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu
Celene McDermott, (646) 660-6134 celene.mcdermott@baruch.cuny.edu

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