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Books! For Sale!

2007 September 1

24th Woodsworth College Alumni BOOKSALE
Kruger Hall, University of Toronto – 119 St. George Street

Tuesday, Sept. 11 10am – 7pm (admission $2/free with student card)
Wednesday, Sept. 12 10am – 7pm (free)
Thursday, Sept. 13 10am – 7pm (free)
Friday, Sept. 14 10am – 7pm (free)
Saturday, Sept. 15 10am – 5pm (free – special 1/2 price sale)

Need more information?  Please call Wiebke Smythe 416.493.1947 or 416.978.5301

Great Selection – Low Prices
Proceeds used for Student Awards.

Do I Look Like I Have $ to Donate?

2007 July 19


I’m wondering how many total “volunteers” there are around the city, canvassing for donations to SickKids Hospital, Greenpeace, the Red Cross, etc. etc.  It seems to me that philanthropy is something that you can’t really push on somebody.  If someone feels that they’d like to donate money or time to a cause, they’re going to find a way to do so.  My guess would be that a very low percentage of the people that pass these people trying to get into med school volunteers actually stop to talk with them, and an even lower proportion decides to give anything.  I don’t even think they accept cash donations (example: the change in your pocket) and want a credit card # or nothing.  Pfft.  Are these donation drives ever going to end???  I’m tired of feigning disinterest.