Faculty Association makes annual holiday season donations

December 22, 2022

Media Release

            The Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) has announced its 2022 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 Karen Bamford.

            This holiday season MAFA is donating $6500 to eighteen groups supporting our community. Earlier in the year, MAFA donated $3400 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, Common Front for Social Justice, Cumberland Health Care Foundation, Equity Enterprises, Festival by the Marsh, Kavana Wa Kiele Bursary at Mount Allison University, Live Bait Theatre, NB Media Co-Op, New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity, R Peace, Sackville Food Bank, Sackville Music Festival, Sackville Playschool, Sackville Public Library, South East Adult Education, Tantramar Heritage Trust and Tantramar Regional High School Pantry Initiative  .

“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,” Bamford says. “In particular we focused on the Sackville Food Bank because we are concerned about the escalating cost of basic grocery items,” she says. 

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

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