Celebration is in the air after a Giving Day extraordinaire
As the bell tolled at 10 am on October 18, SAIT Giving Day was in the bag after an overwhelming display of support for students. In just 24 hours, the SAIT community came together in a big way.
Inspired by this year’s theme to help a student grow, 300 donors came forward to help. Thanks to their generosity, Giving Day smashed the target goal of $130,000, raising more than $143,000!
Giving Day has always been about community. This year, the SAIT community — students, alumni, donors and employees — demonstrated the power of generosity to help create a future that is better, inclusive, innovative and full of community spirit for the next generation of students.
Doubling down with #SAITGIVES
Access to stable, nutritious food has become an increasing challenge for our students. This year we rallied students and supporters around our #SAITGIVES Challenge on social media. We aimed to reach 200 comments or tags on our featured Instagram post, and we achieved that milestone with 242 posts!
Thanks to Enbridge who sponsored the Enbridge Challenge: Double your impact with #SAITGIVES, we will be able to double the amount of groceries available at the next Saitsa Tedi Food Market on Nov 27, 2023.
“I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being generous and giving back to others. "
Business Administration student and student award recipient
Support for veterans
We were also honoured to receive a donation on Giving Day from Tom Morin and his wife, Joanna Walewski, that will kickstart the Veterans Achievement Award. The annual $1,000 award will go to a SAIT student who is a veteran. Morin, an instructor in SAIT’s School of Business and a veteran himself, says he hopes the award gives these hard-working students, who have already achieved so much, a well-deserved boost.
Empowering students for a brighter tomorrow
Thanks to all who helped us achieve our goal this year! We could not have done it without you. The journey towards student success begins here, but the impact lasts a lifetime. Because of your support, we can break down barriers, elevate opportunities, and create a future where every student can succeed.