Students from Grande Prairie Catholic School District have presented a cheque for 126-thousand dollars to Habitat for Humanity. HFH Edmonton President and CEO Alfred Nikolai says it is the largest ever donation they have received from a group of youth.
“For a bunch of school children to come together and say ‘I am going to work hard and try to raise money for somebody that I do not know’ is the spirit of neighbours helping neighbours. And it is so alive in our Northern communities.”
The money was raised through a variety of projects over the past two years. It will go towards the construction of Habitat for Humanity homes in both Fairview and Grande Prairie.