Schools, educators help children’s hospital

Two Red Deer schools and the head office of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools raised funds for the Calgary Children’s Hospital through a bottle drive.

Two Red Deer schools and the head office of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools raised funds for the Calgary Children’s Hospital through a bottle drive.

More than 650 students from Poplar Ridge and Central Middle schools brought in empty beverage containers in support of the hospitals during Waste Reduction Week, which was Oct. 15 to 21.

As part of the fundraising effort, students were encouraged to bring at least one recyclable container to school. These containers were collected by Cosmos Bottle Depots and the deposit refunds were donated to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation in Calgary.

The Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools head office also contributed to the fundraiser by donating 7,550 containers, which raised $755.

According to a release from the Alberta Bottle Depot Association, the waste reduction week program builds on another bottle drive, the Alberta Cans for Kids, which has raised more than $300,000 for children’s hospitals in Edmonton and Calgary.

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