WHAT IS THE LOONIE LINE?
• An annual campaign – started in 2003, having fun while raising funds for our own students in need.
• It’s creating awareness among our student body regarding the importance of helping others, being compassionate and generous if not in money, then in time.
• It’s creating school spirit for teachers, staff, students – the whole community.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
• Two-sided tape is stuck to the floor or wall all along the hallways of the College from the Security doors in Stewart Hall to the Casgrain Sports Centre.
• Total length of tape: 243 m (800 feet)
• All are invited to stick loonies/toonies on the tape from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
• Departments that raise money with separate activities such as book sales, bake sales, plant sales generated from friends and family cuttings, challenges, projects etc., convert their profits to loonies at a change table and put them on the line.
• Department activities usually run in the days (weeks) prior to event day.
• The loonie line has raised almost $190,000 since 2003.
• 100% of money raised goes to the JAC Student Assistance Fund to assist Abbott students.
• This edition of the Online Loonie Line is ongoing.
• Over the course of 3 months, we have about 20 fundraisers by 22 different departments or groups.
Thousands of students have benefited from financial support at John Abbott.