SUDBURY – Giving Tuesday is approaching quickly, and Cambrian College is giving donors more choice on how to support students.
This year, Giving Tuesday falls on November 30. The Cambrian Foundation is hoping to eclipse last year’s total of $83,000 for student bursaries and awards, and it is using a very creative approach.
Ten unique categories for student support have been created, nine of which have a community sponsor willing to match donations up to a set amount.
View the options at https://cambriancollege.ca/events/giving-tuesday-at-cambrian. Like ordering from a menu, donors can choose as many categories as they want and make a donation on the spot.
“As our world continues to live through the pandemic, the impact it continues to have on our students is truly profound. No one should ever have to worry about unforeseen financial challenges while working toward a brighter future,” say Brandi Braithwaite, Cambrian’s Director of Development and Alumni.
This year’s categories and sponsors are:
- Area of your Choosing
- Area of Greatest Need – Milman Industries Inc.
- Business Program Bursaries – Crosstown Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, GMC
- Cambrian Student Foodbank – Canadian Tire
- Engineering Program Bursaries – Lopes
- Entrance Scholarships – Spectrum Group
- Hardship and Emergency Bursaries – Mario Grossi
- Student Mental Health Supports – Pioneer Construction/Fisher Wavy
- Women Pursuing Careers in Skilled Trades and Engineering – TESC
- Workplace and Health and Safety Program Bursaries – TESC
“These generous donations allow students like me to be able to focus on my education without having to stress about how I will afford textbooks or my next meal,” adds Lynn Courville, President of Cambrian Student Council and a recipient of student awards and bursaries. “It allows me to work a part-time job and enjoy the college experience instead of having to work a full-time job and struggle in school.
I am able to focus on achieving my best while here at Cambrian! Thank you to all of the kind donors because, without you, more students would potentially have to drop out of school just to be able to afford regular living expenses.”
“I am truly excited about the new format and inspired by the generosity of our donors,” adds Cambrian College President, Bill Best. “The ability to target your donation and know that it will be matched by a generous community donor means that you will double your impact. Thank you to all who partner with us in the success of our students. Your contributions make a big impact.”
Photo: Cambrian College Student Council President Lynn Courville is one of the many students helped through financial awards and bursaries due to the generous donations from supporters of the Cambrian Foundation. To support Cambrian students during Giving Tuesday on November 30, visit www.cambriancollege.ca/giving-tuesday.
Cambrian College is Northern Ontario’s largest college, with more than 90 programs. Cambrian’s main campus is in Greater Sudbury, with satellite centres in Espanola and Little Current. For more information about Cambrian College, visit www.cambriancollege.ca
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