During holiday seasons, students stand in front of local supermarkets to collect donations and spread awareness and in return contributors receive candy such as tootsie rolls.
We make various donations to families in our local communities who express a severe need of financial help, so that they may gain better financial stability.
Several times a year we teach art and music lessons at an underprivileged elementary school in the Bronx.
Shelter the Homeless And Needy This Year is one of our largest fundraisers where students sleep overnight in cardboard boxes on the high school field to simulate being homeless for one night.
The proceeds are given to local food pantries and shelters.
Every Wednesday students assist at the Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative which provides single men and women with a warm, temporary place to stay as an alternative to sleeping in the streets or in the parks during the severe cold winter.
Soup Kitchens/ Shelters
We make many donations to Soup Kitchens and homeless shelters throughout the year. These donations come from the many projects we participate in.
Biointensive Community Garden
Over the summer students plant and harvest a biointensive community garden at the local Lewis Oliver Farm and sell the food at the local farmers market to raise money for Soup Kitchens.
Gourmet Dinner and Comedy
A fundraiser in which local restaurants donate food and comedians from New York’s Premiere Gotham Comedy Club Perform for a night of food and fun.
Students collect clothes and toiletries as well as make bagged lunches to hand out to the homeless in New York City.
Since 1992, each year we take two trips to the remote village of Chacraseca in Nicaragua during our February and April breaks, Bringing direct aid to the second poorest Country in our Hemisphere. The club has worked with the Nicaraguan People bringing electricity to dozens of families, building two schools, a health clinic, numerous playgrounds and wells, and building over 100 homes for impoverished families. In 1997, upon learning of the lack of education and nutrition, we founded the Comedor Escolar Project, a self-sustaining children’s nutrition program that feeds 1,050 children one meal each day through the Chacrasecan schools. This increased the health and education for the children. Enrollment in schools increased over 50% with this new program. This is only one of our many projects in Nicaragua. Others include: Women’s Barrio, a women’s health clinic and Pro Mujer, where women get small loans to start businesses.