Students Raise Funds For Children’s Hospital
Red Deer.... Over 650 students and teachers from Poplar Ridge School and Central Middle School brought in empty beverage containers from home in support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation (Calgary) during Waste Reduction Week, October 15 – 21, 2012.
Students were encouraged to bring at least one recyclable container to school. The containers were then collected by Cosmos Bottle Depots and the refunds donated to the hospital.
“The emphasis was on student awareness and how even a small amount like 10 cents can add up to something substantial. It’s all is going to a great cause,” said organizer Laura Nelson of Cosmos Bottle Depots.
Red Deer South MLA Cal Dallas attended the cheque presentation. He said, “I applaud the school students who took part in this week’s activities. By raising money for the hospital and reducing waste in our landfill, they are modeling good citizenship for the entire community.”
The head office of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools also participated in the fundraiser which raised $755 (approximately 7,550 containers). The fundraiser builds on the already successful Alberta Bottle Depot Association initiative, Alberta Cans for Kids, which has raised over $300,000 for children’s hospitals in Edmonton and Calgary. Cosmos Bottle Depots contributed $12,463.75 of that $300,000 earlier this year. For more information on Alberta Cans for Kids, visit: http://www.albertacansforkids.org/