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Redcliff School students are in the business of changing the world


VALLEY - Students at a local middle school continue to do good things in the name of their community and abroad.

The Redcliff World Changers hosted two fundraisers back-to-back this month – a food drive for the Colchester Food Bank and ‘Hats, Hearts and Hands for Haiti.’

For a week, students at the middle school brought in non-perishable food items for the food bank, and raised more than 2,000 pounds, double their total from last year.

“They were so surprised when we took all the food in,” said Mackenzie Boyd, a Grade 7 student, about delivering the food on Oct. 21 to the food bank.

“Every day, the World Changers would take all the donations to the Family Studies class and weigh it,” added Hannah Hominick, also in Grade 7.

“It was really hard to load it into the cars. Even younger children were helping us,” said Mackenzie.

Each month, the World Changers come up with a cause to assist and a way to help that cause.

The Haiti fundraiser – which consisted of white handprints on red hearts and a hat toss – came about after the flooding from Hurricane Matthew.

“Even a few years ago, flooding destroyed a lot of Haiti,” said Hannah. “Everything seemed to be getting back to normal when Hurricane Matthew came through. And it’s more of a poor country in general.”

The group has about 45 student members and they host a Me to We Day celebration each May. They get fundraising ideas through Free the Children, an international organization encouraging youth to help change one local and global social injustice issue.

“There are some inspiring youth, such as Malala (Yousafzai), and I look up to them,” said Mackenzie. “Things they do help change the world and I thought by joining World Changers, I could do changes like that.

“It feels great to help people.”

rtetanish@trurodaily.com

Twitter: @TDNRaissa

The Redcliff World Changers hosted two fundraisers back-to-back this month – a food drive for the Colchester Food Bank and ‘Hats, Hearts and Hands for Haiti.’

For a week, students at the middle school brought in non-perishable food items for the food bank, and raised more than 2,000 pounds, double their total from last year.

“They were so surprised when we took all the food in,” said Mackenzie Boyd, a Grade 7 student, about delivering the food on Oct. 21 to the food bank.

“Every day, the World Changers would take all the donations to the Family Studies class and weigh it,” added Hannah Hominick, also in Grade 7.

“It was really hard to load it into the cars. Even younger children were helping us,” said Mackenzie.

Each month, the World Changers come up with a cause to assist and a way to help that cause.

The Haiti fundraiser – which consisted of white handprints on red hearts and a hat toss – came about after the flooding from Hurricane Matthew.

“Even a few years ago, flooding destroyed a lot of Haiti,” said Hannah. “Everything seemed to be getting back to normal when Hurricane Matthew came through. And it’s more of a poor country in general.”

The group has about 45 student members and they host a Me to We Day celebration each May. They get fundraising ideas through Free the Children, an international organization encouraging youth to help change one local and global social injustice issue.

“There are some inspiring youth, such as Malala (Yousafzai), and I look up to them,” said Mackenzie. “Things they do help change the world and I thought by joining World Changers, I could do changes like that.

“It feels great to help people.”

rtetanish@trurodaily.com

Twitter: @TDNRaissa

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