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

 

Just Posted

OUR VIEW: Let’s find Surrey pellet-gun punks

Those who do have information – if they are also possessed of a conscience – must contact police

Coldest Night an event for warm hearts

Sources’ White Rock event one of 130 walkathons across Canada on Feb. 23

VIDEO: A new Hive climbing/fitness facility coming to Surrey in 20,000-sq.-ft. space

‘Bouldering’ and other activities planned at site near Pattullo Bridge

MK Delta Lands development another step closer to breaking ground

Delta needs Metro Vancouver’s okay before swapping hundreds of acres and adding it to Burns Bog

Guatemala mission offers hope, health

Peninsula team to visit remote villages, build a home, in Piedra Blanca

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Prominent B.C. realtor says he doesn’t know how child porn got on his computer

Closing arguments heard in Ian Meissner’s Chilliwack trial for accessing, possessing child porn

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Avalanche control planned tomorrow on Highway 1

The highway will be closed in the morning east of Revelstoke

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Mayors approve SkyTrain extension to UBC

Next step is a business plan and public consultation

Most Read