Posts Tagged ‘charity’

Five-hundred people fed for Thanksgiving

The season of sweaters, pumpkins, and changing leaves is approaching, and with it, Thanksgiving; the holiday we all associate with an abundance of food – mainly turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie.  For a lot of people, this time of year is when we come together with those we love to show our thanks for…

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Rachael Delano

Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario Major: Combined Honours in Music + Environment, Sustainability & Society As the weather turns colder, Rachael Delano is already thinking ahead to the ways that she will give back through Kind Krafts, a non-profit organization she created with the intention of inspiring community engagement. Last year, the group made food for Out…

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Trojans and Bighorns renew rivalry

Traditions tend to have deep roots at Dalhousie, a university who’s founding—as a sign on Robie Street kindly reminds passersby—dates to 1818. The list of traditions may soon include a new member in the Charity Tip-Off, a series of intra-residence athletic competitions designed to raise money for the Halifax community. Every year, the illustrious houses…

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Cute kids asking for money

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) started using Halloween as a fundraiser for their organization in 1950. UNICEF works to combat humanitarian problems like mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS, gender inequality, child abuse and exploitation, as well as lack of availability in pediatric treatment. These global dilemmas are brought to light each year on…

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A look at compassion fatigue

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How the media is desensitizing us On the sides of streets, impoverished mothers beg for scraps of food. Children with vacuumed cheeks and distended abdomens sit amongst miles upon miles of shelter thrown together using sticks, plastic and shreds of cloth. These macabre scenes – depicting the mass suffering of people victimized by the Somalian…

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Justice, not charity, needed in Haiti

By Dave Bush, Staff Contributor Is Haiti cursed? The question seems to be asked by westerners every time Haiti goes through some crisis, whether it is a flood, coup or earthquake. “From this catastrophe, which follows so many others, we should make sure that it is a chance to get Haiti once and for all out…

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Runners remember Heather Saaltink

By Zack Wilson, Staff Contributor This past weekend, Halifax and Cornwall, Ontario played host to the first annual Heather Saaltink Memorial Runs. The charity events – in which dozens of Dalhousie students took part – were organized to raise funds for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). MADD is a nonprofit organization created by Candice Lightner in…

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A second winter Out of the Cold

By Lauren Naish, Staff Contributor As the winter months approach and the temperature drops below freezing, the community members, volunteers and organizers of Out of the Cold emergency shelter are gearing up for another season. On Nov. 12, more than 40 people attended an orientation session at the shelter’s new location, St. Matthew’s Church. As they…

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One lacking program per child

I imagine that brightly coloured laptops sit in a small closet in rural Africa and slowly collect dust as the days pass. The school that owns them cannot secure power to recharge their batteries, the broken dreams of a grand philanthropist idea that was supposed to revolutionize the world. In 2005 at a conference in…

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Trick or Eat

Think you’re too old for trick or treating? Think again. Enter Trick or Eat, a cross-Canada campaign by Meal Exchange. Meal Exchange is a student-founded, non-profit association dedicated to helping 2.4 million Canadians who go hungry daily. It began in 1993 at Wilfrid Laurier University and has since expanded to include over 50 universities. Despite…

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