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Fleming College CICE Students Help Easter Seals Kids Be Kids


Peterborough, ON – (April 10, 2024) – A group of motivated Fleming students have raised thousands of dollars to send Easter Seals kids to summer camp.

Each year, students in Fleming’s Community Integration Through Cooperative Education (CICE) program are required to complete a Community Service Learning Project, with the aim of giving back to the community.

Fleming’s CICE program provides individuals with exceptionalities and other significant learning challenges with a chance to experience college life, and learn valuable work, life, and learning skills.

This year, students chose Easter Seals Ontario. For four weeks students learned about the organization and the ways it helps children with physical disabilities. These inspired CICE students created a fundraising team, “Fleming Friends Helping Easter Seals.”

Thirty-five students pledged to raise $7,500 to help as many children attend the Easter Seals Ontario summer camps as possible. They set a fundraising deadline of March 24, the day of the Easter Seals Telethon.

One student promised to let their sister shave their head, while another vowed to let their six-year-old daughter do her makeup before coming to school. Others promised to dye their hair, pour a bucket of ice water over their head or take on a food challenge in order to meet their fundraising goal.

The team surpassed its initial fundraising goal of $7,500-to date, the Fleming Friends have raised just over $9,200 for Easter Seals.

The team’s fundraising page can be found here.

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