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Social Work students raise funds for homeless
March 23, 2015

Portage College Community Social Work students have been busy raising funds and awareness for local non-profit organizations.

A component of the program is to take a project they choose to take on as part of the community development course in the Community Social Work Program.

(Left to Right): Jordyn White, Bernice Mechor, Chairperson Out of the Elements Men's Shelter and Miranda Kanzig

Portage College Community Social Work students present Bernice Mechor, Chairperson of Out of the Elements Men's Shelter with a cheque for $3370 that the students raised through the generosity and support of the community for their Freezing for a Reason initiative. The amount they raised is fantastic and speaks to the generosity of the community in their support of non-profit community based services.

Left to Right: Larissa Jackson, Jennine Fayad, Queena Cardinal and Ramona Jebeaux

Photo by Alex Fuller, Lac La Biche Post

Our Community Social Work students Larissa, Jennine, Queena and Ramona organized a cereal drive and fundraiser for the Kids Are Worth It Nutrition Program at Sobey's on March 12th.

(Left to right): Roger Poulin, Lac La Biche Board member, Jenna Diachuk CSW student, Jan Overacker president, Jordan Fayad CSW student and LeRoy Overacker, Treasurer

Jordan Fayad and Jenna Diachuk held a bake sale in support of the Road To Hope Foundation at Portage College. Their efforts raised $2,340 for Road to Hope.

All our CSW students would also like to express a thank you to all of the sponsors as well as those individuals and business organizations that donated items towards their fundraising efforts to support these organizations.

For more information about our Community Social Work program check out this link.




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