Polar Bear Swim + AU Hunger Freeze
Algoma University is once again participating in the Bon Soo Polar Bear Swim, but with a twist. Students, staff, faculty, alumni and community partners will come together to challenge our community through the ‘Hunger Freeze’, a fundraising campaign for local food pantries.
Here is how it works: The donation of one non-perishable food item is valued at $2, and at certain donation milestones, different members of the Algoma U community have committed to ‘taking the plunge’ for the Hunger Freeze campaign.
Those preferring to make a financial donation can do so at the George Leach Centre or online via the CanadaHelps fundraising platform here. The more you donate, the more participants will jump into icy water and the more those in need will be helped. If the campaign reaches 10,000 items, AU’s President and Vice-Chancellor Asima Vezina will take the plunge. A full list of participants and their corresponding fundraising goals can be found here.