The Huntington Helps Emergency Bursary Fund

 

The Huntington Helps Emergency Bursary Fund is a $25,000 COVID-19 response initiative established in March 2020 by Huntington University. It aims to assist post-secondary students across the Greater Sudbury community who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and in need, regardless of institution, program, or year of study.

 

Due to high demand, and urgent need, from university and college students across Greater Sudbury, applications to the Huntington Helps Emergency Bursary Fund are now closed.  $25,000 in emergency funding to support local post-secondary students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic is now in the process of being distributed.  

 

All applicants are advised to monitor the university or college email address they provided on the application form.

 

Successful applicants are being notified via their institutional email (the university or college email address they provided on the application form), and will be required to contact us within 72 hours. 

 

Please note, only those students who are successful will be contacted.  

 

In the event more funds become available, the call for applications may reopen.  Applications will be processed, in the order they were submitted.  

 

Students are also advised to contact their home institutions regarding financial support programs that may have been recently established, and for which they may be eligible to apply. 

 

Thank you to the following community leaders, Abbas Homayed (Chair), Jeanne Warwick Conroy, Bela Ravi and Allain Labelle, who volunteered their time to review and approve applications for the Huntington Helps Emergency Bursary Fund.  

Complete the form below, save and email to LLevasseur2@huntingtonu.ca

Remplissez le formulaire ci-dessous, sauvez et envoyez avec un couriel à LLevasseur2@huntingtonu.ca

“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted daily life for many people, including our own community and local post-secondary institutions. This is a time for all communities to come together, and offer help where and when it is needed most. Huntington University’s core values of civic leadership, as well as community service beyond the walls of the university, call upon us as an institution of higher learning to reach out to all university and community college students in our community during this critical time in our country.” – Dr. Kevin McCormick, President and Vice-Chancellor of Huntington University.

Community helping community 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the upheaval and uncertainty of recent weeks, has left many of us feeling anxious and at risk. 

Greater Sudbury’s community agencies, are also experiencing hardship at this time as they try to adhere to governmental orders

and maintain their commitment in providing critical services to our city’s most vulnerable and marginalized citizens. 

 

We hope our #HuntingtonHelps initiative inspires others to reach out and support community agencies across Greater Sudbury, such as some of the following listed below.  Organizations who would like to be added to this list can email ccatt@huntingtonu.ca.

 

Banque d’aliments Sudbury Food Bank

1105 Webbwood Drive

Sudbury ON. P3C 3B6

705 671-9663  

 

Food donations can be dropped off Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.

 

Monetary donations can be called in using Visa or Mastercard.

Secure Web Site is Sudburyfoodbank.ca.

 

Financial donations can be made through the Canada Helps Portal. 


Réseau ACCESS Network

111 Larch Street, 4th Floor, Suite 400, Box 10
Sudbury ON P3E 4T5

Phone 1 (705) 688-0500
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-465-2437

richardr@reseauaccessnetwork.com


Health Sciences North Foundation

HSN Foundation, HSN Volunteer Association, NEO Kids Foundation, Northern Cancer

Foundation

(705) 523-3525

akeating@hsnsudbury.ca

 

Accepting donations. 

 

Volunteer program has been suspended at this time.


Elgin Street Mission

344 Elgin Street

Sudbury, On P3E 3N9

 

Phone: 705 (673-2163) - ask for Christine (Monday to Friday) and Mathew or Nancy on the weekend.

E-mail: administrator@themission.ca

 

Accepting donations of items for bagged lunches as the Mission is still distributing food but not hosting sit down meals.

Some examples are granola bars, Rice Krispie squares, juice boxes, fruit cup – anything you’d pack for a lunch for work or for on the go. Please phone ahead to arrange safe pick-up. 

 


Meals on Wheels

1127 Bancroft Drive

meals25@sudburymeals.org

(705) 525-4554

 

Accepting donations for items for staff, volunteers and delivery drivers - toilet paper, PPE and hand sanitizer.

 

The organization is also looking for qualified volunteers to assist during this time.

 

Please call ahead to notify of arrival or if you can help.

 

Due to restricted hours, the office is open until 1 PM daily.

 


 Sudbury Action Centre for Youth

95 Pine Street

705-673-4396

sacy@sacy.ca

 

Accepting donations of socks, underwear, canned goods, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies.

 

The organization is looking for volunteers already equipped with proper PPE to assist with community engagements and visits. As well, they also are recruiting volunteers to assist with assembling harm reduction kits and cleaning supply kits for clients.

 

Please call in advance to discuss volunteering or dropping of good to donate.


Elizabeth Fry Society of Northeastern Ontario 

204 Elm Street, Sudbury

705) 673-1364

info@efrysudbury.com

 

Accepting donations of food, cleaning and household supplies for residents.

 

Women’s clothing is also needed and appreciated.

 

Please phone ahead to arrange safe pick-up.