Carleton participates in campaign to help the homeless

With the support of the Carleton University community for the second year in a row, Admissions Officer Marcia Adams-Aston is hoping to put a “cap,” or rather a “toque,” on homelessness in Canada by coordinating the University’s participation in a nationwide campaign that helps community homelessness agencies.

“Raising the Roof is a national charity that was created in 1997 in response to the escalating homelessness crisis in Canada,” explains Adams Aston. “The campaign emphasizes selling toques annually on Toque Tuesday, which is February 6 this year. Toques sell for a minimum donation of $10 and come in winter white, grey or black. All proceed from sales in the Ottawa area will go to the Cornerstone Le Pilier Women’s Shelter, which provides emergency shelter and support to homeless women.

Toques will be sold on campus, at the Raven’s Nest in Alumni Hall, the foyer of the MacOdrum Library, the University Centre Atrium and Galleria, the Reader’s Digest Resource Centre (Room 102, St. Patrick’s Building), Campus Card/Information Carleton Room 3432, Mackenzie Building and Residence Commons.

The campaign is supported by Carleton Cares. More information about Toque Tuesday is a http://carleton.ca/cares/our_work/raisetheroof.html.

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