LETTER: Mount Sentinel class raises funds

Homelessness is an international crisis, but it also poses an issue to members of our own community.

Mount Sentinel Secondary’s Grade 9 health and career education class has been tackling issues of poverty and homelessness.

Homelessness is an international crisis, but it also poses an issue to members of our own community. Mount Sentinel Secondary’s Grade 9 health and career education class has taken it upon themselves to address the issues of poverty and homelessness.

In the past three weeks they have been gathering supplies, as well as information surrounding homelessness and poverty. After many preparations and fundraisers they are proud to present 12 backpacks to Stepping Stones, the local homeless shelter. These packs contain a variety of useful supplies for those in need, including toiletries, sunscreen, travel mugs, etc.

In support of the Pura Vida foundation, a locally-based organization founded by Nathan Beninger that provides safe housing and education to young girls who have been victims of sex trafficking in Cusco, Peru, students have raised funds through school-based initiatives.

After much hard work and determination these Mount Sentinel students feel proud of what they have accomplished to help provide a safer tomorrow for their fellow human beings. They encourage other youth to take action as well in building a better future for girls in Peru through Pura Vida.

Josie McIntyre and Asraia Mayer, Mount Sentinel

 

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