Agassiz-Harrison Community Services seeks support for students

Organization wants to send students from low-income families on a fun Spring Break adventure

Agassiz-Harrison Community Services is asking for donations to send local students on a fun outing this Spring Break.

The organization has started an online crowd funding campaign, with a goal of raising $1,500 for youth who otherwise would not have anything to look forward to this Spring Break.

“We are hoping we can raise enough for 10 youth to go on some sort of Spring getaway,” shares Laura Midan, executive director of Agassiz-Harrison Community Services.

Their write-up for the campaign explains that, for many kids, it’s simply not in the family budget for any kind of outing. Meanwhile, other kids get to experience many fun activities over their holiday.

One in five B.C. youth live below the poverty line, leaving activities like skiing or snowboarding off the list for many families. So Midan would like to send them to the ski hill, or possibly on a snow shoe adventure or to the snow tube park. The ideas came out of discussions that youth workers had with young people in the community.

“These activities are often requested by the youth, and they can choose which activities they participate in during Spring

Break,” says Midan.

Agassiz-Harrison Community Services will provide equipment and ski jackets for the participants to use on this Spring Break Snow Getaway.

To donate, simply go to https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/0wq89

Example of activities:

$64 – Polar Coaster Tube Park – all day pass for one youth snow tubing, transportation, adult supervision and lunch at Manning Park

$99 – provide skiing/ snowboarding lift tickets,transportation, adult supervision and lunch for one youth to Manning Park

$122 – skiing/snowboard lift tickets, Ride Tribe Lesson, transportation, adult supervision and lunch at Whistler Mountain