Community members, alumni, partners and supporters of Cambrian College showed their true spirit earlier this week with donations totaling $84,300 on Giving Tuesday.

College alumni director Brandi Braithwaite says she is amazed by the generosity of the public more so since the pandemic has caused more challenges for students who struggle to make enough money to live on and go to school.

She adds every dollar raised on Giving Tuesday will directly help Cambrian students in need adding several businesses and individuals provided matching funding to make this year the biggest Giving Tuesday ever.

: Donations for Giving Tuesday 2021 included:

• TESC – Women pursuing careers in skilled trades and engineering

• Canadian Tire – Cambrian student foodbank

• Crosstown Chevrolet Buick GMC – Business program bursaries

• Lopes Ltd. – Engineering program bursaries

• TESC – Workplace safety and prevention program bursaries

• Pioneer Construction and FisherWavy – Student mental health supports

• Milman Industries Inc. – Area of greatest need

• Mario Grossi – Hardship and emergency bursaries

• Spectrum Group and Motorola Solutions – Entrance scholarships

You can make donations year-round to support Cambrian College students. Visit www.cambriancollege.ca/donate.