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The First Snowman Project Is a Success

InTouch 12-19-16

It was a lofty goal—fulfilling the holiday wishes of 100 children—but the Graduate Student Association (GSA) achieved it, in spades. The GSA hosted a holiday gift drive for Sheltering Arms, an organization working to strengthen the education, well-being, and development of vulnerable children, youth, and families across the New York metro area so that everyone has the support and opportunity needed to maximize their potential. A snowman trimmed with handwritten gift requests adorned the BSB lobby for members of the NYMC community to select and fulfill. A wrapping party was held on December 7 and 100 presents were delivered to the Sheltering Arms headquarters in New York City ready for distribution. The majority of the gifts were for students from an after-school program at a middle school in Far Rockaway, N.Y. The GSA officers, from left, were proud of their work and grateful for the support of the NYMC community. Joseph McCafferty, president; Charles White, vice president; Aaron Conway, chair of the Graduate Student Research Forum; Elizabeth Fischman, chair of community building; and Elizabeth Sira, treasurer.Not pictured: Dana Weinstein, vice chair of the Graduate Student Research Forum; and Jenna Kiley, secretary.