Fleming Serves: United Way Day of Caring

Peterborough ON – (Sept. 17, 2013) – Fleming College students will fan out across Peterborough on Saturday, Sept. 20 to put the ‘Fleming Serves’ philosophy into action.

Seventy-five Fleming students will spend the day volunteering for the United Way Day of Caring with six non-profit organizations in Peterborough.

The students will gather at the Sutherland Campus at 9 a.m. for breakfast and a welcome address from Fleming College Chief Advancement Officer Shirlanne Pawley-Boyd and Fleming faculty member and United Way Chair Suzanne Hooke.

Just prior to the buses leaving the campus at 9:50 a.m., the students will take a group photo outside the main entrance. The students will then travel to the locations and volunteer until 3 p.m. that day. Here are the volunteer sites:

– New Canadians Centre at 221 Romaine St.
– Art Gallery at 2 Crescent St.
– BIKE community Bike Shop at 336 Rubidge St.
– Youth Emergency Shelter (two sites) 196 Brock St. and 754 Water St.
– Christian Horizons (three sites) 994 Montague Ct., 264 Carlisle Ave., and 1493 Hetherington Dr.
– PARN – Peterborough Pride Parade

The Fleming Serves philosophy is part of the college’s strategic plan to build community success, and provide business and community service learning opportunities to students. It is the third year students have participated in the United Way Day of Caring.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Science, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 68,000 alumni.

 

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For more information:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370