Glen Ames students halfway to fundraising goal

The Me To We club at Glen Ames Senior Public School is almost halfway to its goal of funding construction of a school in Haiti.

When Beach Metro News checked in last December the club had just passed the $1,000 mark, mostly earned from hot chocolate, candygram, pancake and Mother’s Day jewelry sales. Students were just starting their ‘Change for Change’ campaign, placing collection boxes in Queen Street East businesses.

Also on the docket were the ‘We Are Silent’ campaign (which saw students collect pledges to not speak), and a bake sale.

Teacher and club supervisor Jan Divok checked in with an update, and the club is now just shy of halfway to its goal of $10,000 to build a school in Haiti, with $4,927 and change as of the latest count. Alongside that long-term goal, students also raised $200 for a grocery gift card for a local Syrian refugee family and more than $250 from freezie sales and donations for Fort McMurray via the Red Cross.

Fundraising towards the school will continue next year, thanks to seemingly boundless enthusiasm from young Beachers searching for ways to make the world a better place.

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