In every community, dedicated volunteers raise thousands of dollars every year for their schools. The money gives students what they wouldn’t otherwise have as school boards slash budgets with less provincial funding.
Fundraising gives students music equipment, computers, and playground equipment that they would otherwise do without.
Some schools’ volunteers collect pop cans, which they take to scrap yard for their value in aluminum. Others hold bake sales or barbecues and sell hotdogs. In MacTier, volunteers run a community information television channel, selling ad space to community groups, organizations, and new parents proud to announce the birth of their child.
In all cases the community comes together to ensure the next generation, those we entrust our futures too, is taken care of and given more than the bare minimum school experience.
Kudos to all the volunteers who step in to enrich students’ school experience – schools wouldn’t be the same without their hard work.
Thank you, volunteers, for bringing music to the students, giving them something to do in the schoolyard besides standing around and computers to learn with in a modern era.
An education is key to a child’s future success and having things that make school a place they want to be is key to a child’s education today and tomorrow.