Interact club members making big impact

École H. J. Cody School’s Interact Club has been working on many important projects to make our school and community a better place.

Interact Club members Amber Carson

BY JORDYN SHAW, BAYLEE WHITE, AND JOSH HOWSE

École H. J. Cody School’s Interact Club has been working on many important projects to make our school and community a better place.

As part of helping with Coats for Kids, some of our members had fun washing coats that were donated to kids who otherwise wouldn’t have one this winter.

Throughout November, the Grade 9 leadership class collected money from Cody’s students that we put towards buying presents for kids who wouldn’t otherwise receive gifts on Christmas. This project, which was called Coins for Kids, raised money for the Christmas Bureau. Every class did very well with bringing in donations, and our school raised $2,943.03.

Coping Kits for Kids was another task our group took on in which we spent two entire lunch hours making the kits, which have toys, colouring books, and crayons in them, for children who are brought into the Emergency Room at Red Deer Hospital.

Recycling bottle money went towards our Interact Club for one month and this month we’re using the money raised to support our breakfast program.

You probably saw us volunteering at the Santa Claus Parade helping Rotary collect donations for Sylvan Lake Food Bank. We’d like to thank everyone in Sylvan for their generous donations. We raised over $1,300.

Another community event we volunteered at was the Yuletide Festival where we helped at the craft tables.

We’d like to thank CEPF (Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation) for giving us $500 to start our school’s paper recycling program. Their generosity allowed us to buy recycling bins and bags for collection days. We are now a more environmentally conscious school.

 

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