Media Release - December 19, 2005Mohawk students and staff give to the community
HAMILTON, ON – Mohawk students and staff are helping to make a difference in communities close and far from home this holiday season.
“Mohawk College students and staff care about the community where we learn, work and live,” said College President MaryLynn West-Moynes. “At Mohawk, we aim to teach citizenship in our classrooms and practice it in the community.” Highlights from this holiday season include:
- A $5,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross in support of world disaster relief efforts. The money was raised through a number of initiatives at the College, including “The Big Easy” fundraising concert performed by students in Mohawk’s renowned Music Program, the sale of special Mohawk Cares wristbands and a spare change collection
- Students with Mohawk College’s Children and Youth Worker Program donated more than $2,000 worth of toys for children staying at Inasmuch House, a Hamilton women’s shelter.
- Mohawk College Computer Science students Tommy Girard and Drew Matthews, together with two other friends, are donating more than $3,000 worth video games to the McMaster Children’s Hospital.
- Mohawk College Radio Broadcasting students collected more than 100 toys and nearly $500 for Mission Services.
- The President’s Office donated dozens of teddy bears and Santa hats to the McMaster Children’s Hospital.
- Four families with the Salvation Army were “adopted” by the Mohawk College Association of Continuing Education Students (MCACES). At the College’s Fennell campus, MCACES bought gifts and holiday meals for a single mother with three young children.
- MCACES also blanketed a Christmas tree with dozens of mittens and gloves, hats and scarves for clients of Neighbour to Neighbour Centre in Hamilton.
Students and staff filled 28 Hampers of Hope for College students in need. Each hamper was filled with food and grocery store gift certificates.