What started out as a school assignment for first-year Humber Business Administration students turned out to be so much more, as a Woodbridge elementary school and a community united for a fundraiser that exceeded all expectations.
Humber students Ashley Alonzi, Daniel Chiappetta, Eric Savoia and Sara Spano chose to execute a pop can tab drive for a creative project assignment in which they were required to create a fundraiser in support of a community organization.
“Students were responsible for the planning, organization, control and delivery of their fundraiser from idea to final outcome,” says Mike Planche, program co-ordinator Business Administration, The Business School.
The group approached their old elementary school, St. John Bosco in Woodbridge, with the hope of receiving the school’s support. Once approval was granted, the group set out with the hope of raising 5,000 - 10,000 tabs to aid in the building of a wheelchair, so when they surpassed that goal, collecting more than 40,000 tabs (23 pounds of tabs), the students were ecstatic. The tabs are being donated to Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital.
“The students did a great job organizing and managing this project through to completion, which resulted in a hugely successful fundraiser. The children and the principal of St. John Bosco were really onside and driven, which also contributed to the success of the event,” says Planche.