Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC – March 28, 2018 – The John Abbott College campus took on a remarkable look and feel yesterday, raising $17,951 for the Student Assistance Fund.
Students and staff jumped in to the annual fundraiser, started in 2003, where loonies are stuck to two-sided tape that runs the length of College – almost 266 m (850 ft)!
Everyone can use some help occasionally and if that means helping a student stay in school, the Assistance Fund at John Abbott is there for them. Twenty-four different activities were run in the days & weeks prior to the day of the Loonie Line. Book and bake sales, plant sales, exercise classes where people donate, so many different ideas – all to help people stay in school. The Fund is set up to help with groceries, textbooks, registration fees and much more.
About John Abbott College
John Abbott College is a public Anglophone college serving students since 1971. Today, the increasingly diverse student body includes 6500 fulltime day students and an additional 2000 continuing education students annually. John Abbott is situated on the western tip of the Island of Montreal.
About the John Abbott College Foundation
Established in October 1999, the Foundation exists to support John Abbott College’s mission and statement of purpose. Through fundraising activities, the Foundation allows the College to respond to the steadily increasing demands for its services, while ensuring that the education students receive and the environment in which they learn are second-to-none.
Pictures: Amy Vincent, Financial Services Officer wearing the Loonie mascot