Students support Bowls for Beds fundraiser
February 14, 2014

Students at the Orillia Campus will help raise awareness about homelessness in the community and funds for the second annual Bowls for Beds fundraiser this semester. Bowls for Beds supports Couchiching Jubilee House, a transitional facility for women and children. With the purchase of a ticket, event attendees will receive a ceramic bowl painted by local students that they can use to sample an array of delectable soups prepared by local chefs.

Melaine Natress holds up a bowl she painted for the annual fundraiser.

Melaine Natress holds up a bowl she painted for the annual fundraiser.

Students, as part of a Community Projects Initiative, are in the midst of recruiting schools and restaurants to participate in the fundraiser, facilitating a presentation and raising awareness about homelessness. They are also responsible for designing a workshop/activity that will be run on the day of the event, to promote awareness in the community about homelessness.The fundraiser will take place on Sunday, April 27 at Twin Lakes Secondary School in Orillia from noon to 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 705-326-4337.

Proceeds will assist two transitional housing providers: Couchiching Jubilee House and Biminaawzogin Regional Aboriginal Women’s Circle.