CDI College Raises More Than $3,000 for Earthquake Relief in Japan

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T-shirts, cupcakes and bracelets sold to raise money for the Red Cross

Our school is very socially aware and we feel globally responsible.

On Friday, April 8, 2011, staff and students at CDI College in Winnipeg volunteered their time to support a unique, high-tech fundraising event for the Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief effort. The event raised more than $3,000, with all proceeds being donated to the Red Cross.

The T-shirts sold featured a QR code (mobile barcode) that, when scanned with a Smartphone, takes the user directly to the Red Cross’s mobile donation page. CDI also sold bracelets and baked hundreds of cupcakes in support of this fundraising effort. In total, 134 T-shirts, 90 bracelets and 150 cupcakes were sold to staff, students and the general public.

“CDI College is the type of school that gets involved wherever we can,” explained Tahl East, Campus Director at CDI College’s Winnipeg campus. “It’s one of those times when it’s impossible not to get involved. Our school is very socially aware and we feel globally responsible.”

Staff and students also recorded messages of hope for those now trying to rebuild in Northeastern Japan. You can view the video at

For more information about CDI College and the charitable events they participate in, head to

About CDI College

For more than 40 years, CDI College has been a leading career training institution helping thousands of students achieve career goals and aspirations. With 19 campuses across Canada, the career college offers hands-on training from experienced instructors in a wide range of business, technology and health care programs. Flexible schedules and career placement services are available to help match students with the right job.

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