Regina – Students from the Johnson-Shoyama Students’ Association (JSSA) at the University of Regina campus are doing their part to contribute to the social and economic condition of those living in Regina.
At a Halloween pub crawl held on October 26 at the Owl University Pub, JSGS students raised $344 by selling burgers to and by accepting donations from event goers. All proceeds were donated to the United Way of Regina.
Students were initially encouraged to raise funds for the United Way by the school's associate director, Kathy McNutt. “I am very proud of the JSGS students’ fundraising effort for the 2013 United Way Campaign,” said McNutt. “Social responsibility is a key value of public service and JSGS students continually demonstrate, through this and other efforts, a strong commitment to promoting social justice in Saskatchewan."
"As a student-run association, we feel it’s important to encourage our student body to volunteer their time to organizations that benefit the community,” said Nikolina Vracar, JSSA president. “We see this as the first of hopefully many events with the proceeds going to organizations like the United Way of Regina.”
Joanne Grant, the CEO of the United Way of Regina, says that the $344 will be used "to leverage the power of many small gifts to create positive change in our community". The United Way operates on the local level and it funds more than 250 programs and services accessed by 100,000 individuals.
The JSSA would like to thank Alexis Losie, manager of the Owl Pub, for her support in organizing the event.