Students (from left) Saniya Kaushal, Maiya Boldt and Victoria Federici present Karin Pasqua of Canuck Place with a $22,000 cheque during the Live to Give fundraiser in February at Yale Secondary. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Yale Secondary leadership students give back

Abbotsford school holds several fundraisers and participates in service projects

The Yale Secondary Leadership program is wrapping up another successful year of giving back to the community.

The students in Grades 9 to 12 have been involved in several awareness campaigns and fundraisers, as well as providing service hours in the community.

The biggest fundraiser the students had was their Live to Give Lock-in, which raised just over $22,000 for Canuck Place in Abbotsford.

But the students did not stop there.

Among their many other fundraisers and service projects were:

– $1,060 raised for the BCSPCA

– $1,060 raised for BC Mental Health

– $1,150 raised for the Canadian Cancer Society

– one student organized Rockin’ Abby Strong, which raised $9,000 for three charities, while another organized Bigger than Basketball and raised $2,000 for mental health

– collected more than 1,200 items for teens and donated them to Cyrus Centre

– manned the Salvation Army kettles at Christmas time

– spent time with senior residents at Menno Home

– volunteered at events such as Run for Water, the Canuck Place Christmas tree lighting and elementary school fun fairs

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