A student group at the University of Windsor has topped a national competition to raise monies for needy children—for the second straight year.
The Orphan Sponsorship Program collects funds for distribution through the charity Islamic Relief, says the group’s secretary, Ebtesam Al Daoud. This year’s total of just under $7,000 was the highest in Canada.
“We raise the money by holding bake sales, movie days and other campus-related events,” she says.
The donations cover education, health, food, shelter, and other necessities for orphaned children around the world regardless of race, ethnicity, or religious background. Group members vote on projects to support.
Al Daoud says the Windsor chapter was surprised to learn it had retained its place as the most generous in the country.
“I think the reason Windsor excelled is the level of teamwork our club has,” she says.
The group’s trophies are displayed in the council chambers on the second floor of the CAW Student Centre. Students interested in volunteering should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more on the Orphan Sponsorship Program Facebook page.