J.L Crowe’s Interact Club has decided to keep its donations local this holiday season.
The club’s annual poinsettia flower sale has funded trips in the past, but this year, the money raised will be going towards the Trail Skate Park.
Claire Hewson, Crowe teacher with the Interact Club, says she is happy to see students taking the steps to help locally.
“It is a learning experience,” she said.
Hewson added that the students were the ones who decided where the collected donations would go in the community.
“They took the initiative on their own. It helped some of the students come out of their shell and step up.”
Patrick Audet, director of Friends of the Skate Park, says the group is always grateful when a local fundraiser chooses them as a recipient.
“It is great having students do these sort of fundraisers, but then to give them the power to decide where the money goes, and they chose the skate park, we are over the moon,” he said.
“Anything we can do to heighten the awareness of the need of a skate park in Trail and if the kids are saying we want to donate the money we raised to help the skate park, we are really happy. Thanks for choosing us.”