Faculty Association makes annual holiday season donations

December 21, 2018

Media Release

The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has announced its 2018 donations to local charities.

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

This holiday season MAFA is donating $6000 to a record twenty groups supporting our community. Earlier in the year, MAFA donated $3100 in support of a Mount Allison refugee student through World University Services of Canada.

Local organizations receiving support include the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick; Autumn House; Atlantic Wildlife Institute; Cumberland Health Care Foundation; Live Bait Theatre; New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity; New Brunswick Community Land Trust; New Brunswick Refugee Clinic; Sackville Community Association – Christmas Cheer; Sackville Memorial Hospital Foundation; Sackville Music Festival; Sackville Public Library; Sackville Refugee Response Coalition; Sackville Schools 2020; Sistema NB Moncton Youth Orchestra; Tantramar Adult Learning Centre; Tantramar Family Resource Centre; Tantramar Heritage Trust; Tantramar Hospice Palliative Care Organization and York Street Children’s Centre.

“As is often the case 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 local and regional communities,” Lilburn says. “We know that these times are challenging for many people and organizations, and we are pleased to support seventeen organizations this year,” he says.

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

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