Terry Dang, Maggie Chan, Bibi Hijab Balkhi, Lady Laforet and Remy Boulbol.Students Terry Dang, Maggie Chan and Bibi Hijab Balkhi present a $300 donation to executive director Lady Laforet and community engagement director Remy Boulbol of the Welcome Centre Shelter for Women.

Publishing students share support with women’s shelter

English students put an unexpected surplus to good use last week, making a $300 donation Friday to Windsor’s Welcome Centre Shelter for Women.

The money was raised by students in Marty Gervais’ publishing practicum course for the April 5 launch of three books they shepherded into print.

“After we covered the costs of our event, we had some funds left in reserve,” Gervais explains. “The students strongly felt the cause at the shelter was worth supporting.”

The centre provides emergency shelter to women experiencing homelessness.