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Cash and a whole lotta cans collected for Soup Kitchen

The fundraiser, ‘Can and a Toonie Campaign’ was a huge success
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The students from the Public Relations and Event Management program at Sault College collaborated with St. Basil’s Catholic Elementary School to raise funds for the Soup Kitchen Community Centre on Nov. 23, 2018.

The fundraiser, ‘Can and a Toonie Campaign’ was a huge success. The children brought in approximately $680 and over 280 canned and dry food items.

The students from JK to grade six had a great time decorating Christmas ornaments and taking pictures with Santa Claus. We would like to thank Principal Fil Lettieri for allowing us to run this campaign at St. Basil’s and for all his patience and cooperation.

Overall, we have raised close to $1,200 for The Soup Kitchen Community Centre.

We would like to thank Penokean Hill Farms for donating 55 lbs of ground meat to The Soup Kitchen, Club Calabrese, Honda Great Lakes, Relevant Life and Home Depot for their generous donations. As well as, Metro Great Northern Road, Cash and Carry, Aurora’s West Side, Freshii, Stone’s Office Supplies, Sweet Greetings and Jorie’s for their donations in cash and in kind.

It is great to see the community come together to help The Soup Kitchen. We would also like to acknowledge the hard work and time donated by Sam Spadafora and Carpentry Department at Sault College who helped us make over 500 wooden ornaments for the event and Sue Misasi, at Sault College Student’s Union for her dedication and support to this event.

We would also like to thank The Public Relations and Event Management professors Natasha Colak DeActis and Gino Cavallo for their endless guidance and support, and Sault College for this wonderful opportunity to help the community.

“Our goal was to help The Soup Kitchen and I am glad that we were able to do so. I think the fundraiser was a great opportunity for the children to learn about The Soup Kitchen. They are the leaders of tomorrow and it is wonderful to see them come together and contribute to help the community. I would like to thank all the teachers, staff and students at St Basil’s and our fantastic volunteers for all their support. As a graduating student, this is my last event for the PEM program and I am thankful for the amazing team I had. I will be taking home a lot of wonderful memories today,” says Manisha Dave, student of Public Relations and Event Management Program.


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