The Olive Branch for Children's Intimate Downtown Gathering

Cynthia Cheng Over drinks and delicious hors d’ouevres, the Olive Branch for Children held an intimate cocktail event at the Empire Resto Lounge in Yorkville on Thursday evening.  There, founder Deborah McCracken updated the crowd with what has happened over the past year.  The news has been amazing.  One of the projects they are working on is building […]

Deborah McCracken: Helping Kids and Developing Communities

Deborah McCracken, originally from Toronto, Ontario, started The Olive Branch for Children, a Canadian NGO based in Tanzania (specifically in the Mbeya region), focusing on community development programs to bring sustainability to the area. This includes working with orphans and people living with HIV/AIDS. The organization runs both permanent and mobile clinics, educates people on […]

Anne Kiel:From Peace Corp to Jewellery Design

Prior to launching her line of jewellery in 2007, University of Texas at Austin alumna, Anne Kiel served in the Peace Corp.  In fact, it was her service which influenced her to go into the jewellery-making business.  Acccording to her bio, she never thought that jewellery-making was something that she wanted to do, but witnessing the sense of […]

Students and Alumnae Raise Money through Denim Sale

Cynthia Cheng On March 5, 2009, the Toronto Area Alumnae Panhellenic and Sororities at U of T held the spring semester edition of the Charity Denim Sale.  Held at the Medical Sciences Building at the University of Toronto, the event sold premium denim at 50% off its regular retail price.  Brands available at the sale included Seven […]

Society Book Event: My Heart is in Africa

The Society Toronto once again put together an amazing book event.  The April 21, held at The Spoke Club, was very well attended.  This time, we move from Hollywood glamour to the poverty of Africa in Scott Griffin’s My Heart is in Africa.  In the 1990s, Mr. Griffin flew his single engine Cessna 180 from […]