It’s enough money to send 100 children to swimming lessons, or to register 25 children in hockey, or to send 80 kids to day camp for a week.
The $10,000 raised for P.R.O. Kids by Saint John High students will be used to help meet the 2011 goal of placing 1000 children and teens in a recreational activity of their choice. The student council held car washes, swim nights, dances, change drives and a street fair to raise the money, tripling their charitable contributions over the last year – and supporting Pakistani Flood Relief, the Empty Stocking Fund, and a fellow student after a house fire.
“I’ve had a fantastic team over the last few months,” explains Chris Harper, student council treasurer. “We’re all really happy to support a cause we think is vital to the community.”
P.R.O. Kids is coming up on its 10th anniversary, and expects to place 1000 kids this year in a recreational activity of their choice.
“The students recognized there was a need for sports and recreation, and they really stepped up for P.R.O. Kids,” says Tammy Desaulniers, manager of P.R.O. Kids. “The money they raised will make a difference in the lives of so many children in Greater Saint John.”
To learn more about P.R.O. Kids, visit saintjohn.ca or call 642-PLAY (7529).