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AIRDRIE: Potluck for change

AIRDRIE: Potluck for change

For the last nine years, the Students 4 Change group at George McDougall High School has been fundraising for Afghan women, and this year was no different....

By Marie Pollock — Senior Reporter

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For the last nine years, the Students 4 Change group at George McDougall High School has been fundraising for Afghan women, and this year was no different.

The Students 4 Change group on March 8 hosted the ninth annual Breaking Bread potluck dinner, a fundraiser held in association with non-profit group Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan.

The event also served as a celebration of International Women’s Day, which also took place March 8.

“We’re helping to raise awareness and we’re having fun while celebrating International Women’s Day,” said George McDougall High School Students 4 Change group member Tessie Addo.

The money raised from the fundraiser’s donations, Henna tattoo sales, silent auction and 50/50 raffle goes towards funding literacy classes and programs for women in Afghanistan.

“Canadian Women for Women (in Afghanistan) is a really strong organization because they’re really building these communities from the ground up with the women and they’re focusing long term,” said Kate Jacobson, another Students 4 Change group member. “It’s not just a short term solution to problems. They’re building a better country and a better future for these women.”

The school also got some of their feeder schools on board with fundraising this year. A.E. Bowers Elementary School made a contribution to the cause.

“It’s nice to get other schools in the community involved,” Jacobson said.

In the last nine years, the Students 4 Change group has raised more than $30,000 for Afghan women.

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan
PO Box 86016, Marda Loop, Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2T 6B7

t: 1 (403) 244-5625
e: community@cw4wafghan.ca

Registered Charity #887718203RR0001

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