Lentopoly: Final Report - Ryan Wood
April 13, 2017
Students crossed the finish line in their Lentopoly fundraiser this Tuesday with a grand total of $7,707.12!!!! Running through Lent, students competed, won prizes, and tracked their progress on a monopoly-style game-board pasted on the chapel walls.
The money will go to support our ALSO partners in different locations. The Grade 10 class will bring a $1,000 donation to the Gleaners in Oliver BC, an organization that makes dehydrated soup for aid organizations around the world. The Alabama group will bring $1,000 USD to the Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church for their lunch program, and the Guatemala group will bring $1,500 USD to the ANADESA after-school program. Closer to home, the Saskatoon group will make a generous donation to the MCC Saskatoon Kids’ Club, and the Calgary group will sponsor a $2,000 hot supper at the Calgary Drop-in Centre, the largest homeless shelter in Canada.
Students were generous, creative, and energetic in their fundraising, and in the end the Grade10/11 class won the Lentopoly game raising $3,640.37 of the total. These students enjoyed two dress code free days, and desk-side breakfast service from The Barista Brothers (Ryan and David).
Some of the fundraising activities this year included pie sales, a bottle drive, an auction, and a curling bonspiel. Thank you to everyone that participated and supported this event. None of the money collected stays at RJC, it all goes to other organizations, and the students went above and beyond this year. Congrats on your volunteerism and energy, and for making this event a success!