Hep­worth stu­dents do­nate over $1,000 to Safe ’N Sound

Wiarton Echo - - NEWS -

Three stu­dents at École Hep­worth Cen­tral Pub­lic School do­nated over $1,000 in items to Safe ’N Sound Home­less­ness Ini­tia­tive in Owen Sound on May 7.

Grade 8 stu­dents Katie Maue and Jack­oby Gra­ham and Marika Van­der­vorm, a Grade 7 stu­dent at the school in Hep­worth, raised the money by hav­ing two bake sales at Miller’s Home Hard­ware in Sauble Beach in May.

The stu­dents raised al­most $1,000 at the bake sales, which they used to pur­chase a va­ri­ety of goods that Safe ’N Sound had asked for to help run their space, Brent Thomp­son, the stu­dents’ teacher at École Hep­worth Cen­tral Pub­lic School, said in an email.

To­gether with hun­dreds of dol­lars’ worth of do­na­tions, the trio do­nated goods in­clud­ing clothes, blan­kets, per­sonal hy­giene prod­ucts, food, toys and items for baby needs.

The stu­dents made the bulk of their pur­chases at Gi­ant Tiger in Owen Sound, us­ing a 20 per cent dis­count, which was given by the store be­cause the items were be­ing used to make a char­i­ta­ble do­na­tion.

The stu­dents were in­spired to make a dif­fer­ence in their lo­cal com­mu­nity af­ter learn­ing about the United Na­tions Global Goals and read­ing a book that ex­plained the causes and ef­fects of poverty around the world, Thomp­son said.

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