What is Shinerama?
Shinerama is Canada’s largest post-secondary fundraiser. In September, more than 35,000 students on 60 college and university campuses will participate on Shine Day.
Shinerama was developed in 1961 at Wilfred Laurier University with the purpose of teaching first year students to give back to their community. Since then, Canadian students have stepped up and expanded a simple shoe shining campaign into a national success. Collectively students have raised over $20.5 million in the fight against cystic fibrosis.
Shinerama and UNB Frediercton
UNB held its first Shine Day during Orientation Week 1973 and $4,212 was raised for the CCFF. UNB has since participated in 38 Shinerama campaigns and has raised a total of over $559,000.
During Orientation, all of UNB’s first year students, as well as Orientation and Residence leaders, will take to the streets of Fredericton to raise funds for the CCFF.
Students will flood the city streets on Shine Day, canvassing door-to-door, shining shoes, washing cars, singing on street corners, having barbecues, running bottle drives and using any other creative means possible to raise money to find a cure or treatment for CF, the most common, fatal genetic disease in this country.
But we need your help too, on Shine Day we don’t reach everyone in the city, we also want to spread awareness about Shinerama outside of Fredericton, to as many communities in New Brunswick as we possibly can, so please, donate online at shinerama.ca
Do you want to set up an online account? Check out this video that walks you through how to set up an account!