CBU Students’ Union Donates to Community

Student leaders at Cape Breton University announced the donation of $20,000 to four community based charities today.

Capers Helping Capers: The Orange Initiative launched in the summer of 2011 and in its inaugural year planned various activities within the community to help raise funds. The fundraising project kicked off with a Charity Golf Tournament in August and continued throughout the academic year with student food drives, softball tournaments, bottle collections, dress swaps, sub sales, and concerts. Through the generous support and dedication of CBU students $5000 was donated to each of the following charities; Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation, Loaves and Fishes, Cystic Fibrosis Canada: Cape Breton Chapter, and the Whitney Pier Youth Club.

“The Orange Initiative is something the Students’ Union is excited to be a part of but the real credit is owed to the countless contributions and donations that have come from the student body and the surrounding community,” says Billy Crowley, 2011-12 CBUSU President.

The Orange Initiative announced today that partnerships will be expanded to include Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation, Feed Nova Scotia, United Way, and Children’s Wish Foundation Cape Breton Sub-Chapter.

“The continuation of Capers Helping Capers through expanding partnerships is key to fostering community-minded students. Initiatives such as this are a direct opportunity for students to become involved,” says incoming CBUSU President Michelle Lahey. “We look forward to continuing this project in the coming year and hope for continued support within the student body."