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BLING BLING

Submitted by dbmelchi on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:38am

The annual BLING BLING fundraiser is a friendly competition between faculties during Orientation Week to raise money for a charitable organization.

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Donate your spare coins and bills strategically, generously, and daily. Work together with other students in your faculty and have fun watching the points tally up!

Your donations

Each year the Orientation Team selects a charitable organization to support with the money raised from our BLING BLING competition. In the past, BLING BLING has supported the United Way, the Kid’s Help Phone, Green Calgary, Ashoka Canada, and Next Generation Nepal. For Orientation Week 2016 the BLING BLING recipient is the SU Campus Food Bank. 

The SU Campus Food Bank, founded in 1993 and administered through SU Volunteer Services, provides a seven-day emergency food relief service to the campus community. This relief is provided through nutritionally sound hampers in accordance with the Canada Food Guide along with information to clients regarding resources available on and off-campus. The Campus Food Bank is also an official depot for the Good Food Box program, which aims to provide the campus community with greater access to affordable, nutritious and sustainable fresh fruits and vegetables, purchased directly from local farmers. During the school year, the Campus Food Bank runs a free breakfast program on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for undergraduate and graduate students. 

Food and cash donations are also always appreciated throughout the year, especially donations of toiletries, canned goods, and gluten-free products. Campus Food Bank volunteers are recruited every academic year, and gain practical experience organizing donations, packing hampers, interviewing clients and organizing food drive events, all without ever leaving campus! For more information or to get involved, please visit the SU Campus Food Bank website.

How it works

Each faculty has a bucket into which students can place coins or bills throughout the week. Donating coins earns a faculty positive points, while donating bills gives a faculty negative points. It becomes a week long race to collect as many coins as you can for your own faculty while strategically placing bills in the buckets of faculties who are in the lead. Money raised is counted at the end of each day and the point tallies are announced. The winning faculty of the overall competition is announced Friday evening during the KICKOFF football game.

Need help?

The Orientation Team is reachable:

By phone: +1.403.210.9269
By email: oweek@ucalgary.ca
On Twitter: @UCalgaryOWeek
In person: MSC 293

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