Centraide gears up to give
The Stingers men’s hockey team represented Concordia yesterday in the annual March of 1,000 Umbrellas that serves to launch Greater Montreal’s Centraide Campaign (known as United Way outside of Quebec).
In the march, companies and institutions from all over the islands of Montreal and Laval, as well as the South Shore, creating an impressive sea of logo-emblazoned umbrellas.
As in past years, the parade begins at McGill College Ave. at the corner of Ste. Catherine St. and leads to the corner of de Bleury St. and De Maisonneuve Blvd., where the overall campaign goal for Centraide of Greater Montreal is announced.
This year’s goal is $55.3 million.
Concordia’s Centraide Campaign will begin later this month. Faculty, staff and retirees can expect to see an email soon from Concordia’s Centraide team.
Raised funds support the 360 agencies who provide much needed support to some 500,000 people from our own community: agencies in our own backyard that include the Yellow Door Elderly Project, the NDG Food Bank, Head & Hands and Action Communiterre in Montreal West, and the Montreal Diet Dispensary, Chez Doris and Baobab familial downtown.