Community fundraising efforts distribute food, coats to students in need

Two community efforts were recently highlighted in CBC for their work to meet student needs for food and warm coats. In Nunavut, Nunavut Arctic College student Miranda Evetalegak launched a fundraiser for food donations for her fellow students, who didn’t receive their financial assistance on time. She raised over $3,900 worth of food, which was enough to feed the entire street of student housing. In Ontario, the Ottawa chapter of Khalsa Aid recently provided new winter coats to 60 international students and shared resources related to networking, immigration guidance, and mental health support to students. “In order to make ends meet, they need some support,” said Gobind Singh, volunteer project manager. “So this is the least we could do.” CBC| CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.