Photo: Cambrian College’s First Generation Advising Program donates 1000 pairs of socks to the Samaritan Centre. (Left to right) Matt Soulliere, Prep Cook, Elgin Street Mission, shoused at Samaritan Centre; Andrea Manson, 3rd-year Physical Fitness Management student, Cambrian College; Kevin Serviss, Executive Director, Samaritan Centre.
SUDBURY – The Sudbury Wolves may have lost their last home game of the season this past Friday, but the game was a big win for the Samaritan Centre just down the street from the Sudbury Arena.
It was Cambrian College Night at the game. Today, representatives from Cambrian donated 1000 pairs of socks to the Samaritan Centre, which houses the Elgin Street Mission, the Blue Door Café, and the Corner Clinic. These organizations provide food, clothing, laundry and shower facilities, and medical care to some of Sudbury’s most vulnerable citizens.
“The Samaritan Centre has enjoyed a valued partnership with both Cambrian College and the Sudbury Wolves over the last number of years, and we are so pleased to again be the recipient of this clothing drive organized by the FGEN program of Cambrian in cooperation with the Sudbury Wolves,” says Kevin Serviss, Executive Director of the Samaritan Centre. “This donation of socks is a much needed clothing item for Sudbury’s poor and homeless citizens, and we are so grateful for the opportunity to accept and distribute them.”
Both the donation and Cambrian College Night were organized by the First Generation Advising (FGEN) program at Cambrian.
“Our First Generation Advising Program has hosted a Wolves Game for seven years now, and it’s still incredible to see all the students, faculty, staff and alumni who still come out to support the event,” says Brianne Thibert, Coordinator of Cambrian’s FGEN program. “To see our Cambrian family give back to the community by supporting our local hockey team and donating an abundance of socks to the less fortunate is uplifting to say the very least.”
Cambrian’s First Generation Advising Program is dedicated to supporting students who are the first in their family to attend college or university. Approximately one-third of Cambrian’s 4400 domestic students self-identify at FGEN students.
“To be part of the team that helps organize Cambrian College Night at the Wolves game was a great experience,” adds Andrea Manson, a 3rd-year student in Cambrian’s Physical Fitness Management Program. “It was a heartwarming feeling when we got to drop off the socks at the Samaritan Centre. They were so appreciative and it made me realize how much of a difference our community can make when we help each other.”