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12 Days of Giving back to the community

​The Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU) has initiated a campaign to provide beneficial resources to groups within North Bay. 12 Days of Giving is an initiative that will provide students the opportunity to donate items needed around the community.

“One of the things we’ve been focusing on this year at NUSU is pushing philanthropy, community and kindness to our students in hopes that it causes a ripple effect in their jobs, families and hometowns”, said Sarah McGowan, NUSU director of communications. “12 Days of Giving was an idea I happened to come across online and I thought this is something our city, and campus, could use.”

The NUSU Office contacted multiple community organizations around North Bay to determine what kind of items are needed to help their members. A list of organizations and their needs are below.

NUSU VP Governance and Legal Affairs, Jordan Dempster, feels that this time of year puts things into perspective for many people.

“This campaign allows us to reach out to folks who are struggling this holiday season. This season is a time of giving, and we felt this was a perfect opportunity to help our community, both on and off campus,” he said.

Items can be dropped off to the locations listed below or to the NUSU Office, Room F205 at the Nipissing University Campus. The NUSU Office is open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. 

To find out more information please contact Sarah McGowan at communications@nusu.com, or by calling 705.474.3450 x 4303.

Here is what’s in need:

The Warming Centre - Hats, mittens, scarves and socks

Community Living
- Towels, face cloths, bed sheets, blankets and socks

Low Income People Involvement of Nipissing
- Toys for age group 1-16, Mandala colouring books and boys items

Amelia Rising
- Women’s clothing, hygiene products and food

North Bay Regional

Health Centre
- Mittens, hats, scarves and pajamas (new items and for adults only)

Near North Palliative Care
- Books, clothes, packages to give to caregivers (including tea, CDs, puzzle books, hand lotions and adult colouring books)

North Bay Humane Society
- Blankets, pet toys, pet food, and cleaning supplies

Multicultural Centre
- Annual Christmas party donations, and gifts for teenage boys new to Canada

Nipissing Transition House
- Hairspray, mousses, conditioners, make-up and nail polishes

The Gathering Place
- Hats, mittens, socks and scarves

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of North Bay
- Toys for bigger children

Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU) Food Bank
- Non-perishable food items

Nipissing University
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