Pennies 4 Change project successful
Students at St. Joseph School in Swift Current recently celebrated an opportunity of sharing their generosity collected one penny at a time.
A student group call Pennies 4 Change reached their goal of raising $1,000 for the Regina Palliative Care Centre Caring Hearts Camp.
Back in September, a group of students travelled to Regina to present the Centre with a cheque for $1,028.58.
After making the donation, the Acting Executive Director, Sandra Hubenig, nominated them for the 2013 AFP Regina Outstanding Youth Philanthropists Award, which they will be recognized for in November.
The idea for Pennies 4 Change was driven by a group of 20 St. Joseph School students following a unit on social justice.
They set a $1,000 fundraising goal and a four month timeframe to reach their goal.
Students set up a raffle with the help of community members and business donations. Another major fundraiser was a donation challenge for their fellow students.
“The group has had a positive impact on our school community as it has not only helped raised awareness for palliative care, but also sparked the minds and imaginations of other youth to know that they too can make a difference if they so choose,” explained St. Joseph Middle School teacher Amy Tynning.