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Habitat For Humanity® Winnipeg - The Future Builders
The e-Builder: Issue 30, 2012

Elmwood High School 3H Club raises $4,400 for Habitat Manitoba

The 2011- 2012 school year marks the second year for the Habitat for Humanity High School program (3H Club) in Winnipeg. The first of its kind in Canada, the 3H Club had its busiest year yet with 13 high schools participating in different components of the program. Students who joined the 3H Club volunteered over 1,100 hours participating in a variety of fundraising initiatives. Students were given the opportunity to volunteer in the Habitat Manitoba ReStore, distribute coupons, build on site, or start their own fundraising campaign.

Photo Courtesy Adrian Alleyne

Kayla Burrow receives award from Wayne Adams, representing Habitat for Humanity Manitoba
                                                                                                                       - Photo Courtesy Adrian Alleyne

Top fundraisers included Stonewall Collegiate, Dakota Collegiate, Elmwood High School and Maples Collegiate, who collectively raised over $6,000 for Habitat Manitoba. However, it was Elmwood High School who walked away with the Highest Fundraising Achievement Award as they raised the most money per club member. At the head of Elmwood High School's fundraising initiative was 2012 grad Kayla Burrow, who approached her teachers with the idea to run a chocolate fundraiser and open participation to the entire student body. Over one hundred Elmwood students took part in selling chocolates and distributed material in support of Habitat Manitoba.

In recognition of her efforts, Habitat for Humanity's 3H Club presented Kayla with a $500 scholarship, sponsored by Genworth Financial.

"Many deserving people have benefited from the fundraising our school did and the students were eager to take part. It felt great to do something that makes a difference in our own neighbourhood". - Kayla Burrow

If you think your school or classroom would be a good fit for the 3H Club, visit our website for more information to find out how you can get involved.
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