The 2011 fall semester was eventful for the different Take Action! Chapters. Learn more about their efforts…
Take Action! Queen’s
Members of Take Action! Queen’s were very busy throughout the 2011 fall semester. Our chapter started off the year, with sending 15 volunteers to help with the CIBC Run for the Cure in Kingston, Ontario. Our volunteers enthusiastically helped support the event and assisted in carrying out necessary tasks for the event. In addition, our leadership development team worked on two successful initiatives for the holiday season. They worked diligently to organize a holiday food drive in which Queen’s students generously donated non-perishable food items to the Ryandale shelter in Kingston. In addition, members of residences floors at Queen’s University teamed up to help support families in Kingston, by donating Christmas baskets as well as toys sponsored by the CHUM FM Toy Drive to help ensure that underprivileged families had a happy Christmas. Lastly, our mentorship team has been working diligently over the past few months on presentations they will be delivering at various elementary schools in the winter of 2012. Topics include issues such as internet safety, false advertising in the media, being environmentally friendly, and healthy eating. We are very pleased with the progress of our Take Action Queen’s members, and look for another successful semester in 2012!
Take Action! UofT
The first semester was an exciting one for Take Action! UofT. Our semester of event included:
> UTSU Clubs Day - where met over 500 first-years
> Children’s Christmas Party for underprivileged children - more info here
> Habitat For Humanity Awareness Week – that included photo exhibitions, speakers, and fundraising
> CN Tower Climb – raising over $500 for the United Way
> Sandwich Runs – to feed and interact with the homeless.> Scott Mission Homeless Shelter volunteering
The Take Action! UofT team appreciates the commitment and passion of all of their members in volunteering and helping make all of these events possible.