Jan 13 2014

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Fundraising for Homeless Youth

Left - Bridget Roberts, grade 12; Right - Stephanie Daniels, grade 11

Left - Bridget Roberts, grade 12; Right - Stephanie Daniels, grade 11
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Up until mid February the grade 11/12 Leadership students at Belmont Secondary are selling toques to fundraise for Out of the Rain – a traveling shelter that gives homeless youth a place to sleep seven days a week!

After attending a Youth Addressing Poverty conference at St. Michaels University School in October, Leadership students Bridget Roberts, grade 12, and Stephanie Daniels, grade 11, found an opportunity where they could make a difference.

“It feels really good to help others,” says Daniels. “We just started selling the toques today, but it is empowering to head this project and to know that we can make a difference.”

The toques are selling for $10 each at Belmont Secondary during the lunch hour.  The school has also set up a debit machine in the main office for anyone who wants to purchase a toque outside of the lunch hour and for anyone who prefers to make a donation.

Right now the students have 20 toques in their possession and aim to raise $200 – an amount that would help Out of the Rain purchase warm blankets and food. “Once we sell the twenty toques we will start talking about a bigger goal,” says Roberts.

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