Sylvia Cholodnuik, left, shows one of her African artifacts - a metal
sculpture - to Sandy Twardy after the eighth annual Silent Auction
for Charity hosted Dec. 5 by staff in the Residence Office, Hospitality
Services and Consumer Services. Sandy, a clerk-steno in Residences
and the auction's organizer, made Sylvia's charitable activities
in Africa the recipient of this year's proceeds - $1,314 from people's
purchases of contributed items and crafts.
Sandy says the funds go to a project headed up by Sylvia –
provision of school fees for 13 orphan girls in Tshelanyemba, Zimbabwe.
Sylvia has been involved in development projects there for 13 years,
helping with schools and hospitals to help combat AIDS and poverty.
She says, “despite obstacles we can’t imagine, the people
persevere, and it’s so inspiring.” Sylvia warmly thanks
all who donated and purchased items, and her colleagues who helped
set up the auction, including: Cathy Campbell, Kathy Evans, Linda
Seymour, and Sandy Twardy of Residence staff; Judy Burkell and Jodi
Fulcher of Hospitality Services; Teresa Snook of Consumer Services;
and the caretaking staff.
Photo by Lawrence McMahen