MAFA makes annual holiday season donations

The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has announced its 2013 donations to local charities.

“Every year the Mount Allison Faculty Association makes donations to local charities, as a way of supporting the good work going on around Sackville,” says MAFA President Loralea Michaelis.

This year MAFA is donating over $4000 to local charities. Earlier in the year, MAFA donated $2600 in support of a Mount Allison refugee student through World University Services of Canada.

Local organizations receiving support include the Sackville Memorial Hospital Foundation, Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter, Sackville Public Library, Sackville Christmas Cheer, Tantramar Heritage Trust, Festival by the Marsh, Tantramar Adult Learning Centre, Tantramar Family Resource Centre and the Tantramar Hospice Palliative Care Organization.

“This year our members decided to support a mix of organizations that provide help to those in need, as well as educational and cultural initiatives in the community,” Michaelis says. “We know that times are tough for many people and organizations and we are pleased to be able to do our part to make things a little better,” she says.

MAFA is the bargaining agent for 200 full- and part-time professors and librarians at Mount Allison University.

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For more information, call Geoff Martin, (506) 364-2289.