Monday, January 25, 2010

Students fundraise for Haiti

Douglas students are working together to raise money for Haiti relief efforts. Take your pick of baked goods, Toonie Tuesday or a birthday bash.

Bake sale
The Douglas College Students' Union (DSU) is hosting a bake sale this Thursday, January 28 in the concourse at the New West Campus.

Basic Musicianship student Stephanie Fornell, who is a member of a young mom’s group at Stepping Stones, pitched the bake sale idea to the DSU after brainstorming fundraising ideas with a Stepping Stones worker.

The DSU is encouraging students who want to donate baking for the sale to drop by its office – the second floor of the DSU building in New West or room A1190 at the David Lam Campus – to get college bake sale rules. The DSU Representative Committee is matching funding of up to $500 total for groups that fundraise for Haiti relief efforts through DSU.

The DSU is also offering the use of its space and resources, such as photocopying, to college fundraisers. In addition to any funds the DSU matches, it will also make an additional donation of $500 from the DSU Donation Fund.

“If anyone has any other ideas about how to fundraise and would like to do so through DSU to have us match the funding, we encourage ideas,” says DSU External Relations Coordinator Priscilla Bartleman.

Toonie Tuesday
Meanwhile, semester-six Bachelor of Science in Nursing students are holding a Toonie Tuesday fundraiser on Tuesday, February 2, with collection points in the New West concourse and the atriums of both buildings at the David Lam Campus. All funds will go to the Red Cross of Canada.

DCBA bash
On Saturday, January 30, the Douglas College Business Association (DCBA) celebrates its 1st birthday bash off campus. The DCBA will be donating 10% of net proceeds from ticket sales to Haiti relief efforts. DCBA President Aleem Jinnah is hopeful that the DSU will match its funds. See the DCBA website for details on its event.

For more information on having funds raised for Haiti relief matched by the DSU, contact Priscilla at 604-527-5114 or 604-777-6257.