Faculty Association makes holiday season donations

The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has announced its 2006 donations to local charities as well as to relief efforts farther afield.

“Every year the Mount Allison academic staff donates $3000 to charity,” says MAFA President Paul Berry.

This year $1000 was donated to international relief for students and academic staff in response to natural disasters, and $2000 has recently been distributed to local charities.

“We greatly appreciate the support of the public for post-secondary education and this is our way of giving something back, particularly to the most needy and vulnerable during the holiday season,” Berry says.

Local recipients include Sackville Christmas Cheer, Sackville Food Bank, Sackville Public Library, Tantramar Adult Learning Centre, Victorian Order of Nurses (Sackville branch), Port Elgin District Voluntary Action Committee, as well as the Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter and Cumberland County Women’s Shelter, both in Amherst.

MAFA also made a donation to the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation in Fredericton, which provides medical services to people from the Tantramar area.

MAFA is the bargaining agent for 170 full- and part-time professors, lectures and librarians at Mount Allison University.

For more information, call Paul Berry, (506) 364-2330.