Want to give a gift to those in need this year? Student Services has organized a gift basket campaign, and the funds will go towards Vanier students in need.
Over 1000 students get loans and bursaries at Vanier each year, and many need additional funding to cover food, housing, textbooks, transportation, childcare etc.
During the holiday season, more financial strain is often put onto these students, and the Holiday Gift Basket Project was organised to provide nourishment and connection to students during this difficult season, as many students go hungry over the winter break.
The goal is to raise $3000 to make 30 baskets for at-risk students. Each basket will have a grocery store gift card, as well as personal care items.
In person donations can be made at Student-Services (C-203), in a cheque payable to the Vanier College Foundation. Online donations can be made to the “Holiday Gift Baskets” tab on https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/14609.
In addition, all donations of $10 or more are eligible to receive tax receipts.