Business students are trained to conduct market research, determine what is missing and fill those needs. According to Hasitha Sridharan, a student at the Odette School of Business, the United Way operates in much the same fashion.
“It sees what the community needs and then works to fill the gaps in support systems,” she said.
Sridharan and her classmates in organizational behaviour are holding a pasta dinner next week to raise funds for United Way. She has worked with the charity in the past and appreciates its role.
“As business students, we see the relationship between our education and what they do,” she said. “We really wanted to support their goals.”
The Clarity Charity pasta dinner is set from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 17 at the Ciociaro Club. Tickets are $20; $15 for children 5 to 11 years old and free for those younger.
In addition to dinner, the evening will feature live entertainment and a silent auction. The Ciociaro Club is located at 3745 North Talbot Road. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Sridharan at 519-562-4150, Adrian Beqaj at 519-980-0616, or Karen Gorospe at email@example.com or 226-280-1638.