Wednesday, January 30, 2008

a day of raising money...

today my class held a bake sale at school to raise money for Project Love. Project Love is a program through CODE that sends school supply kits to kids in a country in Africa. this year, the designated country is Tanzania. my students brainstormed ways that we could raise money to make our kits and came up with bake sale and bottle drive. so my 12 grade 3 and 4s brought baking (and actually i only had 7 of them today because of sickness/snow) and we baked some cookies and brownies this morning as well then sold them at recess, lunch and after school. in our little school of 55 kids, we raised about $90!

then, i took in all the recycling that we've been collecting and stinking up our classroom with for a week and made another $62!

so on february 14th, 12 kids from canada will be assembling SIXTY EIGHT school supply kits to send to tanzania! i'm pretty pumped.

in other fundraising news, i will be participating in Fit for Heart - a 2 hour workout class on February 16. my gym, VRC, is holding this class to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and people participating are to raise that money. gym members can also bring 1 friend for the class. sooo...(you can see where this is going right?) if you'd like to support me by donating you know, like a couple bucks to Heart and Stroke, that would be awesome. let me know when i can pick up that toonie before the 16th. IF you'd like to be my one friend who comes to the class with me (which by the way would be awesome to have a friend because i always work out alone), let me know that too! it's going to be a combination of step, bootcamp, and cardio salsa. woohoo. thanks!

3 comments:

Bec Shulba said...

i knew this would be a no commenter post - you can still comment and not give me money!

therachel said...

i would come to work out with you if i could. b/c you're one of my favourites.

Katie Marie said...

Get Matt to give you an extra Toonie in honour of me! (I can pay him back later), and I am so sad I can`t be there as your partner! I would definitely be, in a heartbeat! Maybe next year...! I am really missing out! Have a great time, I wish I was there! Good luck raising the funds!