Hullett students raise money for North Huron Food Share
BY DENNY SCOTT
A food drive spearheaded by two student-driven organizations at Hullett Central Public School raised nearly $1,500 for the North Huron Food Share.
Teacher Sydney Elder explained that two groups, the Youth Leadership Team and a youth-driven mental health team, suggested the project. The former backed it because it’s important to help the community, Elder said, and the latter said that taking on these kinds of projects can help make students feel good.
“The leadership committee spoke to the Food Share about doing breakfast food boxes for families that use the Food Share,” she said. “I believe we were told one-third of people who benefit from the Food Share are children.”
The project raised $1,475 before the rescheduled March Break, happening this week, though Elder said more may be raised with online donations still rolling in.
The entire project, she said, was really driven by students pointing to Elizabeth Howson of the leadership committee who scripted and filmed a video to talk about the project, which is viewable on Hullett’s Facebook page.
The drive was the highest-earning fundraiser to date, she said, and a great initiative for the school.
She also highlighted the efforts of Leah Boven, a student at the school who revived a fundraiser she created earlier this year that saw her selling Hanna’s Maple products.
Boven, in an interview with The Citizen, said she raised approximately $280, selling several cases of product. Her efforts helped her class raise approximately $370, which was enough to earn them a pizza party as the top-earning class.
She said the fundraiser went smoothly, adding she hopes to continue to use similar fundraisers to help worthy causes.
Boven thanked everyone who helped her with fundraising.