By Erin Behncke
Last year, Arrow Heights Elementary School supported three charities; Turn on the Tap, BC Children’s Hospital, and the Revelstoke Humane Society.
Students at Arrow Heights received CARE cards when they did something special, such as helping a fellow student, or creating a safe environment in our school. They paid it forward by putting their CARE cards towards a charity. At the end of our school year, the Student Council divided the money they raised among the three charities, based on the percentage of CARE cards in each donation box. Money was raised for these charities through a variety of events such as selling flowers on Mother’s Day.
We were lucky to have the support of the Revelstoke Community Foundation. They donated $320 to our cause. All together we donated $170 to Turn on the Tap, $230 to BC Children’s Hospital, and $250 to The Revelstoke Humane Society. Arrow Heights felt proud to give back!
Last year’s project was so successful that this year’s student council has chosen three new charities to support. They are Stones Into Schools, The Rick Hansen Foundation and Trees for Tots.
Erin Behncke is a student at Arrow Heights Elementary School