Trent University Oshawa Club Helps People Affected by Poverty through Local Charity


Trent Oshawa Community Outreach club Raises Funds towards Simcoe Hall Settlement House Efforts

Monday, April 4, 2011, Oshawa

On Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. in the front atrium of Trent University Oshawa Thornton Road Campus, the Trent Oshawa Community Outreach (TOCO) club will present a cheque to Simcoe Hall Settlement House for $771.00, following volunteer fundraising efforts of Trent students, faculty and staff.

In addition to fundraising, founding president Ashley Toohey and TOCO club members have organized a springtime toy, food and clothing drive on campus at 55 Thornton Road South, until April 8. The club's mission is to strengthen ties between Trent Oshawa and the community through volunteer and fundraising initiatives that help and support the Simcoe Hall Settlement House.

“What sets Trent in Oshawa apart from other universities is the sense of community felt by the students, staff and faculty members as soon as they step on campus,” said Nicole Bell, peer mentoring coordinator at Trent in Oshawa. “TOCO furthers that sense of community by providing a link between Trent Oshawa students and the community in which the school is located.”

Simcoe Hall Settlement House is a not-for-profit community resource centre dedicated, since 1935, to assisting less advantaged children, families and vulnerable adults whose lives are affected by poverty.


For more information, please contact: Nicole Bell, peer mentoring coordinator, 905-447-6008