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Waterloo Campus drop-off locations for United Way 100-ounce food-donation challenge

Sep 15/11

In recognition of Laurier’s 100th anniversary, Deb MacLatchy, vice-president: academic and chair of Laurier’s United Way campaign, has challenged each member of Laurier’s Waterloo campus community to donate 100 ounces of non-perishable food items (about four large tins of tomatoes) to support the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. Food will be collected from Sept. 15 to 20.

Laurier’s varsity athletes, with the help of Laurier President Max Blouw and Laurier senior administration, will load the donated food on the Laurier Golden Hawks Athletics bus on Sept. 21, the United Way Day of Caring. All are welcome to join the athletes and senior administration between 9:30 and 11 a.m. on Mid-Campus Drive before the food is transported to the Food Bank.

“As a university, Laurier has a long tradition of supporting our community and the great work that the United Way undertakes each and every year,” said MacLatchy. “Jan Varner, CEO of the Kitchener-Waterloo United Way says it best, ‘United Way is about commitment. Commitment to change community conditions for the better. A commitment to be change, make change and see change.’”

The United Way’s second-annual Day of Caring is about making a difference through many acts of volunteerism, with local businesses and social service agencies working together for the betterment of the community.

Food drop-off locations and Day of Caring champions on the Waterloo campus include:

202 Regina St., 2nd floor open space area (Wally Pirker and Jennifer Casey)
255 King, K403 (Tracey Ens)
Alumni Hall, foyer (Keith Goulet)
Athletic Complex, entrance to athletics admin office (Michelle Adams)
Bricker Academic, Faculty of Education (Laurie Minor)
Co-op & Career Centre, interview room for drop off (Cathy Meagher)
Dr. Alvin Woods Building, DAWB 2-133 (Sandra Castellanos)
Faculty of Social Work, Kitchener (Melanie Whitwell and Zaida Leon)
Food Services, Fresh Food Co. Dining Hall (Meagan Malcolmson)
Fred Nichols Campus Centre, FNCC 2-209 (Cathie Hughes Meyer)
John Aird Building, 5th floor on table (Janet Dupuis)
Library (Doug Roberts)
Residence challenge (Dan Dawson)
School of Business and Economics, SBE2201 (Margaret Dilworth)
Science Building, N2006 (Kim Susannah ext. 3664)

Laurier Brantford has partnered with the Brant Food Bank throughout the summer months, with many staff and faculty donating their time sorting items over their lunch breaks. Laurier Brantford will continue its partnership with the Food Bank throughout the fall.

Laurier will hold its fall workplace campaign for the United Way from October 13-28th at all campuses.

The university recognizes the support of Cherrey Buslines Inc., for donating the use of the Golden Hawk varsity bus on the morning of Sept. 21.

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