The Youth in Philanthropy students at Vincent Massey Collegiate (VMC) have accomplished a multitude of philanthropic projects this year.
In the fall, the students organized an Animal Supply Drive in support of the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter. With the help of the Fort Garry community and Oakenwald Elementary School, we were able to collect a massive amount of donations.
In November, we celebrated National Philanthropy Day, and handed out free coffee and hot chocolate from Tim Hortons to warm up the students at VMC.
However the free coffee had a catch; students had to write a nice generic comment on a label that would be placed on the cup after theirs. This way there was a “pay it forward” attitude, as students received a comment from a stranger and gave one as well.
In the new year, VMC Yippers conducted site visits to half a dozen charities, and were able to grant a significant amount to each. Site visits were very educational and fun. It is always interesting to see what really happens behind the scenes of charities and what great work they all do.
In March, the VMC YiP committee organized our 3rd annual Trivia Night. There were 12 teams that participated this year; with four people per team this was our biggest Trivia Night yet!
Teams competed against each other in a friendly trivia battle, and enjoyed pizza. All proceeds will be donated among three selected charities.
That sums up Vincent Massey Collegiate’s YiP year. It was a fun year filled with lots of exciting projects, and we are excited to see what will happen next year!
Check out more Youth in Philanthropy stories on CNC at Young Winnipeggers Connect 2017.