For the eighth year in a row, the Lloydminster Comprehensive High School will be helping 200 children in Africa. The school is raising money to provide the kids with access to education, health care and food supplies through the non-profit organization “Hands at Work.”
“Being a teacher and being directly involved we can see straight up how the students are really learning about servanthood, about supporting people in need not only around the world but in our own community. The kids that have joined this group are looking for that, they’re looking for humanitarian initiatives, they’re looking for how they can help, they’re looking for how they can make a difference,” says Crystal Scutt, the Teacher Advisor for the Hands at Work program.
Over the past weekend, LCHS held a bottle drive as a part of their fundraising initiatives and were able to raise $534.80.
“The community support has been really great in a number of aspects of what we’re doing. It just means a lot that they’re taking their time to bring their bottles to us, knowing what we’re doing,” says Scutt.
The school aims to raise $12,000 over the year to meet all of the community needs with all of the money raised going directly to the children.