KAWARTHA LAKES-The kids at Heritage Christian School love to read and they also love helping others. Both were on full display when they decided to raise money for A Place Called Home in Lindsay.
The 68 students, as part of their Read-a-thon, completed 44,042 minutes of reading and donated an incredible $6,153.70 toward the construction of the new shelter.
“We are thrilled to have been able to support such a wonderful cause while instilling a love of reading in our students.” said the school.
The shelter is currently undergoing an ambitious building project to construct a new building to create affordable supportive temporary housing for those who need it. A representative from the charity visited the school to share with the students the ongoing challenges those who are homeless, and those who are at risk of becoming homeless have face, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Read-a-thon ran from March 19th and run until April 5th.
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