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Project Title:
Double Your Donation: Micro-grants
Initiative:
Imagineaction Social Action Projects
School Name:
Arborg Early Middle Years School
School board / First Nations school jurisdiction:
Evergreen School Division
Project Theme:
  • Engage [active & participatory citizenship]
Grade Level:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Subject Areas:
Aboriginal Studies, The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences and Humanities
City:
Arborg
Province/Territory:
Manitoba
Community Partners:
Each group would have the power to choose the organization they would like to help, but we would encourage that they choose causes that are local or national for this project. We would submit the list of organizations that we worked with after the projects are applied for and completed.

Double Your Donation: Micro-grants

Through this project, our Young Philanthropist Club would like to engage as many students in the school as possible. Our idea is to have individual teachers and classes come up with, plan, and run their own fundraising project for their chosen charity or cause.

Update (June-16-14)

With a $50 mini grant, our Student Council purchased and resold "Candy-Cane-O-Grams" at Christmas. Through their sales, they raised $200 for the Arborg & District Christmas Cheer Board, to provide Christmas hampers for needy families.

Update (June-16-14)

The Grade 1/2's use their $50 grant to purchase beading craft supplies for their craft friendship club. Through the club, they practiced their skills of turn-taking, cooperation and friendship.

Update (June-16-14)

Mrs. Ballard's gr. 5/6 class held a fund-raising hockey game in support of the True North Foundation. They raised over $1100 starting with their $50 grant. This money will sponsor one inner city student with a full year's hockey scholarship through the True North Foundation.

Update (June-16-14)

The Philanthropy Club made "Empty Plates" and sold them for $20 each. The $540 raised was donated to Winnipeg Harvest. The students who made plates then went on a field trip for a tour and volunteering experience at Winnipeg Harvest as well as a tour at Siloam Mission for Homelessness. Our club had previously donated 60 personal hygiene kits to Siloam Mission for Valentines as a sign or our love and caring for all.

Update (June-16-14)

Our last fundraiser will use the remainder of our grant to pay for supplies for a school burger sale. All profits will go toward the Free The Children school we are building in Nicaragua. Our philanthropy club has raised $2300 with various fundraisers before, and need to earn at least another $200 to meet or exceed our goal of $2500. Four school in Evergreen School Division are cooperating to meet the $10,000 goal.

Update (June-26-14)

The Empty Plates program, we received a grant from another organization to purchase the clay, and then used the imagineaction mini grant to pay for the lunch provided to the buyers of the plates.

Update (June-26-14)

Through out mini-grants projects, we were able to assist the following:
- Arborg & District Christmas Cheer Board
- Free the Children (toward our school in Nicaragua
- Winnipeg Harvest
- Supplies for a student with Downs Syndrome at our school
- The True North Foundation
- The Gr. 1/2 Craft Friendship Club at our school

We feel that our first attempt at mini-grants went quite well, but we would like more classes to utilize it in the future if we tried it again. We found that classes who did organize an event really took ownership of the activity and were engaged in the cause - this was our initial hope!

Update (June-26-14)

Just one of the crafts the grade 1/2's worked on in their Craft Friendship Club. Supplies purchased with their mini-grant made it possible.

Update (June-26-14)

These are just some of the Empty Plates we made. On June 26, the purchasers of the plates were invited to a barbecue lunch at our school. They ate of their new plates and then got to take them home. The mini-grant helped to pay for the food for their lunch, while a grant from another organization paid for the clay and firing of the plates.

Update (June-26-14)

We held the barbecue to try and raise the remaining $200 for our Free the Children School in Nicaragua and were able to double our goal - earning $397! Our students raised $2697, exceeding our goal of $2500. Along with 3 other schools in our division, we have provided enough for a school in Nicaragua, ensuring an education for more children.

Update (June-29-14)

The $50 minigrant for the gr. 5/6 charity hockey game was the catalyst for this fundraiser, but in the end, they didn't submit the bill for the popcorn and hot chocolate. They were able to raise over $1200 for the True North Foundation.

Update (June-29-14)

Several grade 7 students arm-knitted these beautiful scarves for our flea market, a fundraiser for our Free the Children school in Nicaragua. In the end though, they didn't submit the bills for the yarn and donated it. Our flea market of baking, scarves and household items raised over $500.

Update (June-29-14)

Pictures here are some of the student council members for ran the Candy-Cane-O-Gram sale, profits of $200 went to the local Christmas Cheer Board for Christmas hampers for the needy.