100 Kids Who Care makes playschool dona­tion

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Kyle Smylie The Drumheller Mail

Bedrock Play School re­ceived $280 af­ter a group of com­mu­nity-minded kids de­cided to do­nate to the pre- school at the first 100 Kids Who Care meet­ing on Septem­ber 11.

The 100 Kids Who Care group brings to­gether chil­dren to de­cide on a com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tion to do­nate money to. Each kid, ages ranged from 5 to 13 year olds, brought $10 to the meet­ing at the Bad­lands Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity and sub­mit­ted their nom­i­na­tions for a wor­thy char­ity. Three were ran­domly se­lected, the Royal Tyrrell Mu­seum Co­op­er­at­ing So­ci­ety, the St. An­thony’s Break­fast Pro­gram, and Bedrock Play School. The kids whose char­ity was se­lected got up and spoke about their char­ity, and the mem­bers voted for one to re­ceive the group’s col­lec­tive dona­tion.

Town of Drumheller com­mu­nity ser­vices co­or­di­na­tor Laura Dougan says the group was thrilled to make the dona­tion and it was good to see stu­dents come to­gether to bet­ter their com­mu­nity.

“It’s a great way for younger kids to learn lead­er­ship skills, re­search skills, and pre­sent­ing skills while get­ting to know more about lo­cal char­i­ties. They learn how to vote and how, when they pool their money to­gether, they can make a dif­fer­ence,” she says. “The girl whose char­ity was cho­sen talked about how Bedrock Play School pre­pared her for school and all the friends she met there.”

The group plans to meet four times a year, with the next meet­ing hoped to take place in a Star­land County com­mu­nity as they are in­volved with the Com­mu­nity Build­ing Ini­tia­tive this pro­gram is funded by.

“I’m re­ally ex­cited we had that many kids par­tic­i­pate and for the next event we hope to dou­ble that amount,” Dougan says.

To sign up to be a mem­ber or for more in­for­ma­tion peo­ple can con­tact Dougan at 403-823-1365 or via email at ldougan@di­nosaur­val­ley. com.

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The first 100 Kids Who Care Drumheller meet­ing brought in $280 for Bedrock Play School.

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