Started in 2003, the annual Loonie Line is a grassroots fundraiser created to assist students facing financial difficulties. Over the last 19 years, the John Abbott College community has raised $236,085.
The Loonie Line brings people on campus together for various initiatives and activities with the goal of creating awareness about the importance of helping others, being compassionate and being generous if not in money, then in time.
Loonies are stuck to two-sided tape that runs the length of College hallways on the main floor – almost 213 m (700 ft)! This year, we will have a hybrid event – both in person on Tuesday March 15 and online from Saturday, March 12 to Sunday, March 20, 2022. It will be open to everyone whether you are on campus or across the country.
100% of the money raised goes to the JAC Student Assistance Fund to help students in need of financial assistance.
How is the Student Assistance Fund spent? Groceries and related expenses, transportation, school fees, books, rent and so much more.
Note from a JAC student, January 2021:
I wanted to write you all a little note to tell you how thankful, and grateful I am for your kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity… your help has certainly lifted the spirits at our home. I know I am feeling lighter and will sleep easier… I want you to know that … all that you have given us throughout the school year is truly appreciated and I am extremely proud to be a part of the John Abbott family.
… What I really look forward to, is one day soon, being able to give back, and be a source of help and comfort to those who need a hand, as John Abbott College Foundation has done for me.