Candy Grams Offer a Sweet Tooth for a Good Cause

Khaled Gheddai sits at the Black Law Student Association's candy gram table on the afternoon of Feb. 10 at the law building's student lounge. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

by Hani Yassine
The Lance – Arts Editor

With Valentine’s Day landing on the weekend, the Black Law Students Association gave their fellow students an opportunity to buy something literally sweet for those they hold near and dear.

On Feb. 10 and 11, the BLSA set up within the student lounge of the law building to give out candy grams for the big day. Students had to purchase the candy grams prior to, which went at the rate of $2 per bag. The table was set as a pick up stop throughout the two days, where it’s been reported over $300 was raised through this small, yet effective gift. All proceeds will go towards supporting the Northstar Cultural Community Centre and the Flint water crisis.

Among the recipients was law student Elizabeth Orsi, who purchased four bags for close friends and made an extra $2 donation. The candy grams were a simple way to show love to those who’ve positively affected her life.

“I believe that Valentine’s Day isn’t just about lovers or appreciating their significant others, but just love all around us as it impacts the world,” Orsi said. “Sending someone a candy gram with a positive personal message is just one way that I can say thank you and I love you to the people that bring sunshine and happiness to my life.”

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