Partnering with United Way
Staff, faculty and students from various units on Memorial University’s St. John’s campus stepped up to the plate to help a great cause this fall.
The purpose of the effort was twofold: university advancement offices were encouraged to collect donations for the Campus Food Bank during Kindness Friday which takes place each year during the university’s annual MUNdays celebrations in October and a sponsor would match the weight of the food dollar-per-kilogram in aid of United Way Avalon.
The Telegram jumped on board right away. Employees from Memorial’s Division of Marketing and Communications, the Department of Human Resources, the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development, and the Office of Student Recruitment collected 542 pounds of food or 247 kilograms. The Telegram matched that amount and donated $247 to United Way of Avalon.
Here, some of this year’s participants pose for a congratulatory photo before the donations were delivered to the Campus Food Bank. From left: Prof. Rob Shea, Faculty of Education and co-chair of the United Way- Memorial University 2007 campaign; Tammy Davis, executive director, United Way of Avalon; Brandon Thurber, Marketing and Communications; Amanda Ivany, Marketing and Communications; Sandra Bennett, Marketing and Communications; Shona Perry-Maidment, Office of Student Recruitment; Kelly Foss, Marketing and Communications; Charles Stacey, publisher of The Telegram; and Victoria Collins, Marketing and Communications.