Feast your eyes 

Centraide campaign brings bake sales, pasta lunches to campus

ENCS had everyone ringing their dentist after their annual bake sale on Monday. They raised over $1 080 for Centraide. Magnifying glass

ENCS had everyone ringing their dentist after their annual bake sale on Monday. They raised over $1 080 for Centraide.

If you followed the trail of crumbs from the EV Building last Monday, you would come upon a decadent bake sale with triple chocolate cheese cake, s’more brownies, vanilla cupcakes and more.

The university’s Centraide campaign is underway and judging by toothaches on Tuesday, the bake sale hosted by Engineering and Computer Science was a hit.
For many years, Concordia has held a fundraising campaign to benefit Centraide, which in turn distributes funds to approximately 360 agencies. Giving to Centraide is a solid investment since 88 cents of every dollar goes directly to organizations supporting those in need.

This year, the campaign went online with solicitations being sent via email. Organizers hoped the switch would make it easier to give with a few clicks.

With the current economic climate, the campaign is progressing more slowly than usual. All charities are feeling the pinch of fewer donations because many people feel they can’t afford to give what they did last year, along with an increased demand for their support by those who have lost their jobs.

If making a pledge seems daunting for your pocketbook, or if you want to do more, organizers would like individuals to consider holding their own events for Centraide before the end of the semester. Ideas include bazaars, bake sales and raffles. You could even collect pledges for services offered, like tutoring, or donate something to the prize draws to encourage others to give. IITS raised $550 with internal fundraising projects.

Weekly prize draws began last week, winners are listed on the website. Included in the draws, which continue each week until Fri., Dec. 11, are an iPod Touch, Le Gym passes, a 24” computer monitor, a 32” TV and bottles of wine.

Also held last week was the Loyola pasta lunch. A full meal of pasta and sauce, salad, dinner roll and drink was served to hungry Concordians for only $5. The popular annual event raised close to $600. The downtown pasta lunch is planned for Nov. 27 in the LB Atrium from noon to 2 p.m. Come show your support while enjoying an affordable lunch with colleagues.

If you have comments or questions, contact a Centraide committee member or send an email.


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