After the resounding success our Grads of 2019 had with fundraising to build a water well in partnership with the Obakki Foundation, Collingwood, as a whole, deemed it an important legacy to continue. Not only are we providing clean drinking water to communities within South Sudan who are in desperate need, we are also bringing about an awareness of Sustainable Development Goals and providing students with leadership opportunities to fundraise and share information with their peers. Due to Covid, we were cut short in reaching our fundraising goal to build a second well, however, we are committed to completing this project!
As the holiday season approaches, we encourage our families to take a different approach to gift-giving this year. Obakki has created a marketplace that supports independent crafters and tradespeople from across the globe. Their mission is to build a different framework of philanthropy where we can support sustainable business models from vendors around the world.
You'll be seeing more about Obakki and our other charity partners in our Holiday Giving Marketplace launching in December. However, if you do want to get a jump start and shop with a purpose this holiday season, please visit obakki.com to view their collections. Don't forget to include Collingwood in the discount code so that we can receive credit for your purchase towards our water well goal.