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August 31, 2014
 
 
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Save your “roll up the rim” tabs and help someone in need

Feb 21/13

Start rolling your rims, Laurier! Tim Horton’s “Roll up the Rim” contest is back and Laurier Development Officer Cec Joyal is collecting winning coffee and treat rims to distribute to the homeless and working poor.

Joyal, who has volunteered with St. Louis Church’s Out of the Cold program since its inception in Kitchener-Waterloo 14 years ago, collects the winning rims and distributes them to the homeless and working poor as they leave the church after a meal and an overnight stay. In the eight years since Joyal has been collecting the tabs, she has received an enthusiastic response and helped hundreds of needy people in the region.

“With the winning rims, people in the region experiencing homelessness are given the ability to enjoy a coffee and a muffin, a warm place to sit, and the dignity of ordering a meal for themselves,” says Joyal.

“This year we are seeing an increase in the number of guests so it’s more important than ever to help those less fortunate.”

The Out of the Cold program runs nightly between November and April and rotates among participating local churches.

Those wishing to donate their winning Roll up the Rim tabs can send them to Joyal in Alumni Hall or drop them into deposit boxes stationed around campus after reading week.

Students participating in this year’s 5 Days for the Homeless campaign will also be collecting winning tabs as they spend five days living and sleeping outside on Laurier’s Waterloo campus from March 10 to 15.

At Laurier’s Brantford campus, tabs can be sent to Alumni Relations and Development Officer Penny Friesen in the SC Johnson Building, room 102. There will also be drop-off boxes at the Hawk Desk and U-Desk.

For further information, please contact Cec Joyal at cjoyal@wlu.ca or ext. 3864.

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