United Way campaign kicks off tomorrowWednesday, October 09, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
SAULT STE. MARIE - It's the season of giving, and Algoma University will officially kick-off its annual United Way Campaign tomorrow, which will run until Thursday, October 31.
University President, Dr. Richard Myers encourages the University community to get involved in the campaign. "United Way is one organization that we should all consider supporting because it is a group that raises money for dozens of programs delivered by a wide range of community charities. Research shows that one in three people in our community will draw on services supported by the United Way this year."
Coinciding with United Way Day (Thursday, October 10, 2013), as proclaimed by the City of Sault Ste. Marie, the University will begin its campaign with a flag raising ceremony scheduled for 11:45am, a Red and White Day, and a carnation sale.
Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to wear the United Way's colours and to purchase red and white carnations provided by Tamar's Trends Flower Shop.
Carnations are $1.00 each or a dozen for $10.00. All proceeds raised will go to the United Way.
The Wishart Library will be running its annual Candygram campaign the week proceeding Halloween, while the University is planning a larger-scale event to be held in the Speak Easy on October 25.
Craig Kohler, the United Way President and graduate of the University's Political Science program in 1989, also encourages everyone to get involved in the campaign.
"As President of the United Way and an Algoma Alumni, I encourage you to participate in the University's campaign. It was the experience I gained inside and outside the classroom that gave me the confidence and experience to take up this tremendous responsibility."
About Algoma University
Algoma University offers a wide variety of liberal arts and sciences degree options including programs in Psychology, Computer Science, Business Administration, Fine Arts, Community Economic & Social Development, and Biology in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton, Timmins and St. Thomas.
As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma U is committed to respecting Anishinaabe knowledge and culture. Algoma University has launched its Essential Elements Campaign to expand its campus and offer more scholarships and awards to students. To learn more, visit www.algomau.ca.