Saturday, March 24, 2007

Grade 12 Students Support Our Troops

Student "Coffee House" Will Raise Support
for Canadian Troops in Afghanistan

Students in the Grade 12 entrepreneurship class at North Nova Education Centre in New Glasgow aim to raise money to send comfort packages to soldiers in Afghanistan. Clockwise from top left are: Melanie Kenny, Aaron Settle, Holly Grant, Kimberly Grant and Maggie Wilson.

NEW GLASGOW- A grade 12 course at North Nova Education Centre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia requires students to complete four ventures - with at least one charitable fundraiser.

Brainstorming began in their senior entrepreneurship course. They were inspired by a suggestion of a "Coffee House" - taking a life of it's own.
A brother of classmate Maggie Wilson is serving in Afghanistan and the group felt a kinship with the soldiers and wanted to help them. Preparations began in preparations of the March 29th event to support Canadian troops in Afghanistan.
All the money raised will be going to support the troops. Funds will be used to prepare care packages - sending a little bit of home to Afghanistan.
Starting out small (just for the school) the idea grew and it was soon opened to the public.
Performances by staff (singer- songwriter Jakki Rogue) and relatives (well known fiddler Fleur Mainville) offered to perform.

The plans gained momentum when area businesses began donating food, drink, equipement ase well as items for door prizes. The students' parent have begun baking.
The grade 12 group began advertising and arranged for the school's production class to handle the sound equipment.

North Nova Education Centre
New Glasgow, NS
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Entertainment and snacks at 7pm-10 pm
The entry fee - a donation at the door.
Coffee and Snacks available for purchase.

Join and thank these students -our new entrepreneurs - our bright future.

Support our Troops - Join them at Coffee House Night


Ann said...

This is fantastic !
I think it's important for our young people to learn about what's going on in the world, and become informed, and involved.
--Bless them for sending packages to our soldiers!

Ann said...

To Military Mom:
Hi, I was just viewing some of the "messages to the troops" on the DND website. There are a few messages from individuals/groups wanting to donate school supplies/teddy bears, etc. to the children in Afghanistan. I think this is a wonderful idea, and was wondering if you or any one else reading this would have any ideas on how to help these wonderful people with their generous offers to the children of Afghanistan.

Military Mom said...

Hi Ann..
I'm going to see if we can get a connection with a Padre overseas.
You have to have a connection overseas (a name) to direct the parcels to (for security purposes) Can the Mr help us? :)

Ann said...

Okay--I will mention it to my DH next time he calls. If we can get the name of the Padre, then parcels of that nature can be directed to him! We could pass the name/adress on to the people who have expressed an interest.
Thanks, Ann

Ann said...

Hi Military Mom--My DH said anyone wishing to make these types of donations would need to contact the Red Cross or the Red Crescent and go through them. I will pass this info on to those who have made the inquiries. Thanks for your help and support.