The SAIT community has rallied behind the centennial theme of SAIT Cares and has surpassed the goal of completing 100 charitable projects in SAIT’s centennial year. The SAIT Centennial 100 Projects Project was started to encourage the SAIT community – students, employees, alumni and partners to go forth and do 100 good deeds. And boy did you come through!
In early 2017, when we were getting close to our goal of 100 projects, we decided to add another 50 projects to honour Canada’s 150th birthday. We’ve now surpassed that goal and are easily within reach of 175 – maybe even 200 – with one month left to go.
It’s not just the SAIT community benefiting from this initiative. Projects are being completed on campus, in our community, across Calgary, and across the world. Recent projects include a group of more than 50 SAIT alumni and friends lending a hand to make our city’s pathways safer for citizens and wildlife as part of the 50th Annual City of Calgary Pathway and River Cleanup. Employees and students from the Hospitality Management program recently stocked the kitchen at Brenda’s House, an emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness, with much-needed small appliances, cookbooks and kitchen gadgets, and students in the Electrical Engineering Technology program spent two weeks in Peru installing solar panels in a community with no access to electricity.
The final SAIT-led project will take place on Tuesday, May 30. Volunteers will be helping out a local senior in the community with small home repairs and outdoor painting as part of the City of Calgary’s Paint the Town for a Senior initiative. There are still a few spots available. Join us for a day outside having some fun, and doing a very good deed for someone in need. Lunch and snacks are provided.