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.

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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 http://agassiz-harrisoncs.ca/donate.



adam.louis@ahobserver.com

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