Asiah Sadiq spoons green onions atop a bowl of chilFirst-year law student Asiah Sadiq enjoys a balanced lunch — balanced with her textbook, that is — as she spoons green onions atop a bowl of chili during Thursday’s midday meal hosted by the Campus Campaign for United Way.

Chili warms chilly day for charity supporters

Diners who showed up for a lunch hosted by the Campus Campaign for United Way outside the student centre Thursday were surprised to be served by UWindsor president Robert Gordon, who joined campaign co-chair Vincent Georgie, associate vice-president, external, in donning an apron to dole out chili.

Hundreds of students, staff, and faculty partook of the event, held in honour of the late professor emeritus Datta Pillay, who spearheaded campus support of the charity for some 40 years.

“This is amazing,” said first-year law student Asiah Sadiq. “It’s so kind and thoughtful.”

She was one of the many moved to make a donation to United Way and its programs to support children and families who are experiencing poverty from cradle to career.

A reception to wrap up the fundraising campaign is set for the CAW Student Centre Commons at 10 a.m. Friday, March 31. Coffee, tea, and doughnuts will be served. Faculty and staff in attendance can enter a draw for an extra vacation day, and draws will determine winners of raffle prizes, including one more vacation day for all employee donors.

Learn more on the Campus Campaign for United Way website.