MAFA makes annual holiday season donations

The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has announced its 2014 donations to local charities.

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

This year MAFA is donating over $4000 to local charities. Earlier in the year, MAFA donated $2700 in support of a Mount Allison refugee student through World University Services of Canada.

Local organizations receiving support include the Festival by the Marsh, Habitat for Humanity, Springhill NS Build, Sackville Christmas Cheer, Sackville Memorial Hospital Foundation, Sackville Public Library, Salem Elementary Outdoor Classroom Project, South East Regional Adult Learning Board, Tantramar Family Resource Centre, Tantramar Heritage Trust and Tantramar Hospice Palliative Care Organization.

The faculty union also made a donation to the New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity.

“This year our members decided to support a mix of organizations providing help to those in need, as well as educational and cultural initiatives in the broader community,” Michaelis says.

MAFA is the bargaining agent for 190 full- and part-time professors and librarians at Mount Allison University.