Algonquin College hosting United Way breakfast October 25

Algonquin College Perth Campus
Posted on: October 11, 2018

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Algonquin College Perth Campus, a long-time supporter of United Way Lanark County (UWLC),
will host its annual kick-off breakfast on Thursday, October 25th, to celebrate the work of United Way Lanark County. This breakfast event is open to the public and runs from 7:30 to 9:30 AM in the cafeteria of the College Campus, located at 7 Craig Street in Perth. Jamie Law of Law & Orders will be preparing a wonderful buffet breakfast for all to enjoy.

Many of Algonquin’s students and graduates in the Social Service Worker and Personal Support Worker programs work at agencies supported by the United Ways in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville and Ottawa. “This is an opportunity to highlight the work of UWLC’s partners in the community, where Algonquin students gain practical experience, as well as employment,” noted UWLC Advisory Council Chair Helen McIntosh. “At the breakfast, you will have the opportunity to learn about the work of some of our partners – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County, Lanark County Community Justice Program, Lanark County Interval House, Perth Enrichment Program for Older Adults and YAK Youth Centre and meet members of their staff and volunteers.”

Tickets for the breakfast are $8 and will include a full special breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, toast, fruit and other treats – something for everyone to enjoy! Tickets can be purchased at the Front Office of the Algonquin College Perth Campus with cash only.

In addition to the breakfast, Algonquin College Perth will be holding a Book Sale the week of October 22, 2018 outside of the Library. And, for your sweet tooth, the College will be holding a Bake Sale on October 25 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Front Foyer. Proceeds from the Book and Bake Sale along with a portion of each breakfast purchased will go towards the United Way Lanark County 2018 Annual Fall Campaign to raise funds for the community. “Algonquin has a long tradition of supporting our local United Way, and this is an excellent opportunity for us to show that support,” said Dean Christopher Hahn, “while at the same time having the community drop by to see our campus and meet our students. As a courtesy to our visitors, the campus parking lot will feature free parking for the day.”

So mark the date in your calendar – October 25 th , 7:30 until 9:30AM, at the Algonquin College Campus in Perth – and we hope you will join in on the Celebration breakfast for the United Way Lanark County and help us raise funds for your community. And remember – All money raised in Lanark County stays in Lanark County in our 100% Local effort.

For more information, please contact the United Way Lanark County Office at 613-253-9074 or Amy Elsner, Community Partnership Development Officer, via email at aelsner@unitedwaylanarkcounty.ca

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