With the holiday season fast approaching, the student ambassadors at Cape Breton University have put those in need at the top of their list. The student ambassadors have set a goal of raising $1000 in support of Christmas Daddies. The annual event will broadcast live on CTV from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 1.
To reach their goal, the students have planned a number of fundraising events and also partnered with community-minded businesses. Last month, bakes sales seemed to be successful for the group, as two sales were held on campus, which helped the group reach one third of their goal.
To meet and possibly go beyond what they set out to raised, the ambassadors are currently selling tickets on a Christmas basket, worth over $1,500. The basket includes a hockey stick signed by the Screaming Eagles 2013-14 team, a cosmetics basket from The Bay estimated at $500, one free night's stay to both the Quality Inn and Comfort Inn, $100 gift certificate to Country Living Spa, a $55 Protein Pack from Downtown Nutrition and many other items and gift certificates donated from various local businesses and organizations in Cape Breton.
Tickets are available at the Green Wall in the cafeteria on campus every Monday and Wednesday and will be drawn on December 1 live on Christmas Daddies.
Another way in which they are raising funds is though Celebrity Server Night. The students have joined up with Boston Pizza Sydney to hold this special event. Boston Pizza has graciously agreed to donate 10% of all sales during this time to Christmas Daddies. Student and Boston Pizza staff will be wearing CBU shirts in support and raise awareness of the Christmas Daddies campaign. The event is being held tonight (November 20) at Boston Pizza on Prince Street.
Follow our student ambassadors on Twitter at @CBUAmbassador to learn more about the campaign and other initiatives throughout the year.