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Hillcrest High School Impact Club Makes a $5,000 Impact

** Hillcrest ** ** ** ** High School ** ** Impact Club Makes a $5,000 Impact ** ** ** ** Thursday, May 28, 2015 ** ** 11:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. ** ** Hillcrest ** ** ** ** High School ** ** - ** ** 1900 Dauphin Road ** Hillcrest High School students just keep on giving. The school’s Impact Club has successfully raised $5,000 for the Clean Water & Sanitation pillar of the Adopt A Village program for the charity Free the Children. This is the second pillar of the program that the students have completed. The money will be used to build a well in the community of Llullin, Ecuador.

Two years ago (in the spring of 2013) they raised $8,500 to build a school in the same village. http://www.freethechildren.com/get-involved/we-school/fundraise-for-aav/ The students raised the money through various fundraising and awareness campaigns such as Walk for Water (to highlight the fact that more than 780 million people around the world do not have access to clean drinking water), Fast for Freedom, bake sales, selling Rafiki chains, and so much more.

 

Impact Club Advisor/Teacher, Nicole Charron says, “Volunteering allows high school students to give back to society. Students learn the value of having compassion for others and that one person can make a difference in the quality of someone else’s life.”

 

Ms. Charron says in a true example of 21

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Century Learning, students will present the $5,000 cheque to the Free the Children representatives via Skype. They will combine the Skype technology with a tried and true community celebration – a student potluck.

 

The media is welcome to attend the cheque presentation.

What: Presentation of $5,000 cheque to the Adopt A Village program for the charity Free the Children

 

When:

Thursday May 28th

over the lunch period (

11:40 am

-

12:20 pm

)

 

Where: Hillcrest High School, 1900 Dauphin Road