Students at Cold Lake High School are hosting an 12 hour spin-a-thon to help raise funds and awareness for the Me to We Clean Water & Sanitation Pillars. Funds raised will go to provide people in developing nations with clean water.
“It works to provide people in developing nations with clean water. Every twenty-five dollars raised locally, will provide one person with clean water for life,” explained Jessica Greene, student council member at Cold Lake High School.
Every $1000 raised will provide one community with a well that will provide clean water for life.
The 12 hour spin-a-thon will be rode out in teams of four to ten people. “It’s closed to CLHS students and staff, but we will accept donations from those in the community,” confirmed Greene.
“It’s a fun way to raise money for an issue that really needs to be addressed,” Greene stated.
The event will be held overnight on May 24-25 from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.
“I definitely think it’s important for everybody in our world to have clean water, regardless of socio-economic status. We need to water to live,” Greene said she is passionate for the cause and hopes others will ride strong with her.
Student council member Rahman Shahir will be participating as well. “We’re really ambitious about this fundraiser. We have really fun games planned, and even sleeping areas if people can’t make it all the way through.”
CLHS student council is driven to give back through philanthropic efforts, in three main areas, explained Greene. “Our student council has three main sections. The communal, national and global.” The Me to We initiative was planned by the global section of the council.
Other examples of CLHS student council philanthropic efforts include Coffee House. The event, held earlier in the school year, showcased local artists and musicians. The event raised money for the Stollery Children’s Hospital, local branch in Cold Lake.
To support the Me to We Clean Water & Sanitation Pillars donate online at nlsd.schoolcashonline.com. The student council is also in need of prizing to award to teams participating in the challenge. If you are able to donation goods or monetary donations stop by CLHS.