SACKVILLE, N.B. – The Sackville Rotary and Mount Allison Rotaract Clubs have joined forces this fall in support of many local causes.
One of their many collaborations supported the Tantramar Family Resource Centre (TFRC) in its annual winter coat drive. Coats were collected on campus and presented to the representatives from TFRC who were thrilled with the response from the Mount Allison community.
Rotaract students also just completed a fundraiser during Moonlight Madness to raise funds for Autumn House.
Additionally, Mount Allison students contributed over 100 volunteer hours to one-time events and weekly programs in the Sackville community. In collaboration with the Sackville Rotary Club, Rotaract was also able to donate $900 to local organizations making a difference in the greater community.
Rotary is a worldwide organization which values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. Rotaract is the youth club open to all ages between 17 and 30. This community-focused student group will continue their collaboration with the Sackville Rotary Club this winter through initiatives including the breakfast program at Marshview Middle School, Dorchester School homework program, Family Literacy Day, chili sales at the Sackville Winterfest and other community events. Additionally, the group will be welcoming other groups from across New Brunswick and Nova Scotia for a Maritime Rotaract Forum in January 2018.
Both groups strive to serve the community by volunteering their time and fundraising efforts, while collaborating with one another to strengthen the relationship between Mount Allison students and Sackville residents.