December 24, 2019 · Media Release
The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has announced its 2019 donations to local charities.
“I am pleased that every year the Mount Allison Faculty Association membership chooses to make donations to local charities and organizations, as a way of supporting the good work going on in Sackville and across New Brunswick,” says MAFA President Matt Litvak.
This holiday season MAFA is donating $6000 to sixteen groups supporting Sackville and the broader community. Earlier in the year, MAFA donated $3200 in support of a Mount Allison refugee student through the local branch of the World University Services of Canada.
Local organizations receiving support include the Autumn House, Common Front for Social Justice, Cumberland Health Care Foundation, Live Bait Theatre, NB Coalition for Pay Equity, NB Media Co-op, Sackville Community Association, Sackville Memorial Hospital Foundation, Sackville Music Festival, Sackville Public Library, Sackville Refugee Response Coalition, Sistema NB Moncton Youth Orchestra, Tantramar Adult Learning Centre, Tantramar Heritage Trust, Tantramar Hospice Palliative Care Organization, and York Street Children’s Centre.
“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,” Litvak says. “These times are challenging for many people and organizations, and we are pleased to make a significant donation to support sixteen 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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