KPU marketing management student Christina Wiebe with a cart full of items destined for care kits for Syrian refugees. Below

Surrey students C.A.R.E.ing for refugees

Proceeds from care kits that are being assembled for Syrian refugees will benefit a Kwantlen scholarship fund.

A team of fourth-year Surrey KPU marketing management students are putting their business acumen to the test to help Syrian refugees.

The seven students – Ruskhaar Ali, Elodie Egersperger, Sebastian Hermannes, Jasmin Sahota, Christina Wiebe, Lindsey Zinn and Anthony Andreone – are selling C.A.R.E. (Community Aid & Relief Effort) Kits for delivery to the Muslim Food Bank in North Surrey.

Through March 23, two kits are being offered: a Child Kit and a Family Kit.

Each is being sold for $25, with profits to benefit the Kwantlen Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Management Scholarship Fund.

“We wanted to apply our classroom lessons and knowledge in a way that would benefit others positively,” Wiebe said in a press release.

Last week (Feb. 4), the team delivered 61 toothbrushes, 41 toothpastes, 21 bottles of shampoo, 21 bars of soap, 20 containers of baby powder, 20 boxes of baby biscuits and 21 bags of rice.

The kits will be distributed by the food bank.

Wiebe said the hope is others with a passion for helping will support the effort.

Anyone wanting to purchase a kit may do so at www.carekits.ca

 

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