A very popular club at TCPS is the STRIVE Club. STRIVE stands for Students Taking Responsibility and Initiative in Volunteering Everywhere. The organization is based on the concept of “Kids Helping the Community”. In addition to their full academic workload, the members also volunteer their time to support local and global organizations and coordinate a variety of fundraising events for selected charities.
Terry Fox Run
In addition to donations from TCPS families, the STRIVE Club raised $1,042 with a Krispy Cream doughnut sale. This amount along with all other donations for the Terry Fox Run, contributed to TCPS collectively raising $12,550.70, surpassing our goal of $10,000. Since 2006, TCPS has raised an amazing grand total of $237,709.24 for the Terry Fox Foundation!
We Scare Hunger Food Drive
Over the 2 weeks leading up to Halloween, the TCPS STRIVE Club held its “We Scare Hunger” food drive campaign. This has become an annual tradition in the High School grades collecting food and toiletry items for the Markham Food Bank and Richmond Hill Community Food Bank. With this year’s campaign, we collected an incredible 310 items!
Poverty is a widespread issue across the country and the world, but vulnerable groups such as people living with disabilities, single parents, elderly individuals, youth and racialized communities are more susceptible. We hope these donations will be able to support the Markham Food Bank, Richmond Hill Community Food Bank and the many families in need.
Global Charity Goal
The STRIVE Club’s global goal this year is to raise $2,000 for the WFP (World Food Programme) for Pakistan. Pakistan is facing the worst floods in decades. One-third of the country is under water and nearly 33 million people need urgent assistance, with reports of casualties and widespread damage to crops and infrastructure. In response, WFP is rapidly scaling up its response to cover the needs of 1.9 million people across flood-affected districts. Thus far the STRIVE Club has raised $300 through ticket sales for the High School Movie Night and Haunted House. Other events will be planned throughout the year including an upcoming bake sale.
Congratulations to the STRIVE members on their fundraising efforts and for working together to help those in need both locally and globally.