A group of students from the Odette School of Business are throwing a fundraiser for a charity in the Windsor-Essex area. On November 12th from 5:30pm-8: 00 pm, the group will host a Trivia Night at John Max in benefit of W.E Care for Kids, a not-for-profit organization that raises money for paediatric equipment here in Windsor-Essex.
Elisa Quaggiotto, a member form the group, discussed the project in greater detail with The Lance.
What class is this project for? What were the project requirements?
This project is for Management and Organizational Life with Professor Trevor McFadyen. This course is an overview of the basis of management theory and how that theory applies to an organization. The project must be contributing to a local charity that serves a need in the community. The team must raise $1,000 for the local charity of choice. The event must be creative and innovative.
Why did you choose W.E Care for Kids as your not-for-profit?
My team and I chose W.E. Care for Kids as our charity because it fits with our values as a team. W.E. Care for Kids is a local not-for-profit organization that aims to enhance the health and wellness of children in Windsor and Essex County by inspiring community giving. It raises funds for local paediatric programs at Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan and Ouellette Campuses, Leamington District Memorial Hospital, John McGivney Children’s Centre, Windsor Essex Therapeutic Riding Association, as well as the W.E. Care for Kids House. Children are the leader’s of tomorrow and deserve the best possible care that we can provide for them.
What can attendees expect from this event?
Attendees can expect a night filled with fun-filled trivia and good food from John Max Sports and Wings! We will be having a multitude of prizes that are available to win from generous sponsors.
What are your future aspirations? Do they relate to this type of initiative?
After finishing my undergraduate degree, I wish to finish an MBA and the law degree. My end goal is to be a corporate lawyer and use my platform to create a lasting difference in the community I serve. I have always been one to get involved in the community because it inspires and motivates me. With that being said, this summer I had the privilege to work for a not-for-profit organization in their Summer Recreation program. This work has fuelled a passion in me to continue to help children in need.
Additionally, this initiative has also helped me realize the importance of quality paediatric healthcare in our area. Imagine being a child and having to wait hours and hours before even being seen by a doctor? Imagine being the families watching their children go through this? I can not even begin to explain how important W.E. Care for Kids is to addressing and fixing these problems in the health care system. The comfort and support they provide to sick children and their families are essential for the community development in the Windsor-Essex region.