Sprott Alumni at the Interval House after spending the day cleaning up the yard.

A group of Sprott School of Business alumni spent Saturday, May 11 volunteering at an Ottawa-area women’s shelter as part of Sprott Serves, an alumni initiative for Carleton University business graduates. This is the second year of Sprott Serves, which provides alumni with the unique opportunity to network with each other and to give back to their local community.

The group spent the day cleaning up the 4460 ft2 yard at the Interval House, a non-profit organization that provides emergency shelter and services for women and their children fleeing domestic abuse. They were able to fill 32 large waste bags with leaves and other debris, providing the 24 young children that live there a fun and safe environment to play.

Jordan Campbell, BCom/12, decided to get involved with Sprott Serves after volunteering for sandbagging during the flooding that the Ottawa area has been affected by this spring. After seeing a post about Sprott Serves on LinkedIn, he jumped on another opportunity to give back to the community.

“Spending the day cleaning the property outside of the Interval House shelter was an absolute blast,” said Jordan. “Seeing the progress we made was really rewarding, but what I enjoyed the most was being with the kids who were staying with their mothers at the shelter. They came outside to help us clean the yard, and it was really fun to have them involved.”

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