silent auction itemsA silent auction will raise funds for students participating in Alternative Spring Break.

Alternative Spring Break soliciting items for fundraising auction

Organizers of a service-learning opportunity that engages students from a range of academic disciplines are seeking donations for a charity auction to offset the costs of their travel during Reading Week to experiences near and far.

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) will mount a silent auction in the CAW Student Centre Commons on November 28 and 29.

A similar event last year garnered many donations-in-kind from faculty and staff, reports co-ordinator Simon du Toit: “and these proved to be among our most popular items.”

He invites anyone with cultural artifacts, artworks, framed photographs, or other interesting items to donate, to contact him at

“The support of our faculty and staff is so important to the success of the program,” Dr. du Toit says. “The ASB has already had a great impact on students’ lives; your support will help us continue that work.”

This year’s teams will visit one of three locations — Walpole Island First Nation; San Isidro, Costa Rica; and Petersfield, Jamaica. Find more information about the ASB on its website.