Service

Service Opportunities

We aim to make a positive difference both locally and globally. Golden Key chapters perform more than 200,000 community service hours each year. Giving is an art, and Golden Key members are privileged to enjoy this art in a number of ways, from local service events to events on a global scale. In July 2014, Golden Key unveiled its new service initiative called SPARK a Change. The SPARK a Change initiative is designed to harness the power of Golden Key members around the world to impact and improve the lives of at-risk youth.

SPARK a Change

The mission of SPARK a Change is to impact and improve the lives of at-risk youth (ages 0-17) through literacy, education and real-world preparedness. By 2017, Golden Key aims to raise $40,000, dedicate 400,000 hours of service and impact 400,000 lives in local communities & around the world. In order to accomplish this goal, Golden Key chapters across the world will host their own SPARK events throughout the year (with a focus on SPARK Month in October). For more about SPARK a Change, please visit https://www.goldenkey.org/programs-privileges/service/

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2015-2016:

Willy Dog Fundraiser:
Wednesday February 10, 2016
10:30 am to 4:30 pm
The McMaster Golden Key Chapter has partnered up with Willy Dog to raise money for Spark a Change. On this day students who buy a Willy Dog will have the option of donating to to Spark a Change, or donating part of their purchase to Spark a Change. Spark a Change is an initiative for At-Risk Youth in Hamilton.

Halloween Canned Food Drive:
Thursday October 29, 2015
4:00pm to 6:00pm in McMaster Area
Golden Key members will be canvassing houses near the McMaster community for canned goods! All goods collected from canvassing houses near the McMaster community will be donated to the Living Rock Youth Food Bank in Hamilton. The Living Rock Youth Food Bank is the only food bank in Hamilton that is centered on youth and their families. 
Register here: http://cannedfooddrive-mcmastergoldenkey.eventbrite.ca/
NOTE: There will be an information session on Tuesday October 27, 2015. Details to follow.

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