ERS students strive to make a difference

Social Justice program fun and provides students with a great learning experience.

On behalf of the Eagle River Secondary’s social justice class of 2012, we would like to say thank you to the communities of Sicamous, Malakwa and Salmon Arm. You were instrumental in making our class such a success.

This course was fun and provided us with a great learning experience. We learned so much about our community as well as the satisfaction we gained by volunteering wherever needed.

In only two months, we: collected 36 pairs of glasses for developing countries, six ounces of stamps for the Easter Star cancer fundraiser, picked up 18.5 bags of garbage in the community, collected 27 pairs of shoes for a shoe swap, put together three boxes for the women’s shelter, planted 312 bulbs at the seniors’ centre, volunteered 141 hours in the community, raised $1383.19 for ALS research, collected 7,580 pennies for Water For Life, picked up 165 pounds of garbage in the annual Great Shoreline Cleanup, filled 26 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, collected $308.07 for Toonie Tuesday, collected 183 pounds of food for the food bank, raised $48.75 for the SPCA, solicited funds for the local food bank with Food for Families, collected 61 books for children in Africa, raised $28.96 for Shannon’s Dream, made 15 stuffed animals for BC Children’s Hospital, raised $135 with the 30 Hour Famine, donated $25 to Kiva to fund an entrepreneur in Peru, and made brown sugar pucks for a fundraiser with the local youth group’s Advent Conspiracy Well Project.

We hosted a beef on a bun fundraiser for the SPCA, sold poppies for the Royal Canadian Legion, we will be manning the Salvation Army Christmas Kettles and plan on volunteering at Second Harvest and the local United Church Thrift Store.

We hope that we made a difference in our small town and that we can continue with this class in future years.

 

 

Desiree Marshall-

Peer and the ERS social justice class