UWindsor participates in Sponsor-A-Family campaign Pipa News

UWindsor participates in Sponsor-A-Family campaign

The University of Windsor’s ‘Sponsor-A-Family’ campaign was a record success, collecting more donations than at any time since participating in the past 30 years.

Aimed at helping families and single households in need – the effort is a partnership between the University and the Windsor/Essex Children’s Aid Society.

On Monday morning, students, faculty, staff and organizers paid tribute to the participants of the university and community charity program. A large truck was loaded with items ranging from baby clothes to small appliances.

Organizers say the items kids asked for this year broke their hearts. Children did not ask for toys, but many asked for things like sheets or warm socks.

This year the campaign sponsored 76 families.

The donated items will be delivered to the families in need just in time for the Christmas holidays.

For Sabina Howell, a university administrative assistant and coordinator of the Sponsor-A-Family program, the flow of support on campus was overwhelming.

“Our campus community was just so generous and wonderful,” Howell said. “Everyone came together. We’ve had such an enthusiastic response this year.”

Cheryl Sprague, Chairman of the Board of Directors of WECAS, believes that the need for assistance for families in the community is exceptional at this time.

“This is a tough year,” Sprague said.

“The rising cost of living coupled with the many challenges faced by WECAS families and young people living independently. We are so grateful for the great generosity of the U-Windsor community. This will bring a smile to many this holiday season.”


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