A group of Malletts Bay School’s Ospreys are serving as “Change Bandits” in this year’s Big Change Roundup to benefit programs and services at Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Vermont Children’s Hospital.
The annual fundraiser is a coin-collecting initiative, and some of the Ospreys are teaming up to help the effort reach its goal of $250,000. The student team leading the charge presented a proposal for helping hospitalized children early in the year, including conducting regular announcements, a Western-themed spirit day, and proactive coin collection—along with raffling donated goods they have collected—between now and March 11.
It is important to note just how active our students are in their community and the outreach initiatives into which they pour so much effort. Just a few examples of what Malletts Bay School students have done for their community include:
- raising more than $1,000 in the fight against juvenile diabetes
- spearheading widespread recycling efforts
- raising more than $1,515 for cancer research
- raising funds to support local animal agencies
Students in every school in our district make it a point to get involved and give back.
- In the wake of devastating flooding from Lake Champlain in 2011, CHS students filled hundred sandbags and delivered them to the houses in need to guard against further flood damage.
- CHS Cares champions an annual Thanksgiving food drive and offers ongoing community support by participating in activities like preparing dinner for guests of the Hope Lodge.
- Colchester Middle School also ran a Thanksgiving food drive this year.
- CMS’s Caring Cougars group runs food drives, toys-for-tots campaigns, and other charitable fundraising initiatives.
- CMS’s Infinity Team is also very actively involved in community outreach.
- A Porters Point School student raised funds to support local animal agencies.
- Union Memorial School second graders helped to raise, harvest, and donate potatoes to the Colchester Community Food Shelf.
- Every school in the district rolled up its sleeves to help our neighbors all across our state in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
For more information about any of these initiatives or to learn more about what our students are doing for their community, please feel free to contact us at any time!
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