Agassiz Christian School students pose with dozens of food items they gathered for Agassiz-Harrison Community Services during their food drive at the end of February. Teacher Simon Braun oversaw this and other charitable projects as voted on by the students (Simon Braun/Contributed Photo)

Agassiz Christian students net 250 items for Community Services

This is part of an ongoing charitable project

Changing the world can start in the neighbourhood.

Agassiz Christian School students gathered more than 250 non-perishable items –meeting their goal – for Agassiz-Harrison Community Services as part of an ongoing charitable project under the direction of grade 6-7 teacher Simon Braun.

This past year, the students have been working on four separate projects based on the 17 United Nations Global Goals. One of their projects was a bottle drive to benefit Healing Hugs, a worldwide charity dedicated to providing services and treatment to underprivileged children around the world who suffer from potentially crippling medical conditions. The bottle drive raised just over $600 and took three pickup trucks full of bottles to complete.

RELATED: Agassiz Christian students thinking globally and locally

READ ALSO: B.C. couple donates thousands to charity from their Harry Potter-themed Christmas house

Last year, the students teamed up with the B.C. Ministry of Forests and the Sts’ailes First Nation to plant trees.

Braun’s students will be cleaning up by the Fraser River next. Braun has been helping students in charitable efforts both at home and abroad since 2016.

To contribute to Agassiz-Harrison Community Services, visit them online at

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Charity and Donations

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Shades of gray in Teacup debate

Laurens Van Vliet of Agassiz has mixed thoughts about the exclusion application

B.C. firefighters only responding to most life-threatening calls during COVID-19 pandemic

The directive comes after province spoke with paramedics, fire services, according to top doctor

‘An extra $220 every 90 days’: B.C. patients pay more dispensing fees due to prescription limits

Kelowna woman says it’s outrageous to charge for refills every 30 days

COVID-19-appropriate Easter hunt to hop into Agassiz

Local bear hunt organizer creates Easter version

‘It’s frightening’: Hemlock Valley trucker on being on the road during COVID-19

Armed with a keychain-sized hand sanitizer, trucker Brennan Bateman set out for the United States

‘Better days will return’: Queen Elizabeth delivers message amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Queen said crisis reminds her of her first address during World War II in 1940

Emergency aid portal opens Monday, cash could be in bank accounts by end of week: Trudeau

Emergency benefit will provide $2,000 a month for those who have lost their income due to COVID-19

Education, not enforcement: B.C. bylaw officers keeping a watch on physical distancing

A kind word, it turns out, has usually been all people need to hear

COVID-19: Hospitals remain safe for childbirth, say Vancouver Island care providers

North Island Hospital has been asked to share its perinatal COVID-19 response plan

Insurance shock for B.C. condo owners

Claim-free two-year-old townhouse complex told premium will nearly triple

Canadian cadets to mark 103rd anniversary of Vimy Ridge April 9 virtually

Idea of Captain Billie Sheridan in Williams Lake, B.C. who wondered what to do in times of COVID-19

B.C. VIEWS: Pandemic shows need for adequate care home staffing

Seniors in B.C. care homes face challenging times

QUIZ: How much do you know about hockey?

Take this test and find out how well you know Canada’s most popular winter sport

Most Read