Love wasn’t the only thing in the air when a group of University of Toronto students hosted “Love Down South 2012,” a festive day of speed-dating, raffle prizes, a bachelor/bachelorette auction, and other romantic fun and games.
The two sponsoring groups—the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) and West Indian Students’ Association (WISA)—had something more pressing on their minds: saving lives in their communities. Thus, all proceeds from the auction were donated to AID FOR AIDS. Reina Heckburn, the vice president of WISA, says the students selected AFA as the beneficiary of the pre-Valentine’s Day event because “your mandate aligns with our intention to give back to those in the Caribbean and Latin America.”
Aside from expressing their generosity and compassion, participants in the bachelor/batchlorette auction also took the opportunity to show off their good looks (and personalities). One enthusiastic participant went so far as to take his shirt off for the ladies. Judging from the amount of their donation, it appears that the students found each other quite attractive.
We commend OLAS and WISA for their fundraising creativity and thank them for their support. Nothing pleases us so much as when our donors have a grand time doing great work.