On Thursday, March 8, the Crisis Support Centre, a program of The Support Network, had three grade 9 students and their teacher from Kate Chegwin School visit our office and donate $1,600 to support our crisis programs.
The Grade 9 social studies class was asked to complete an assignment called Project Business. The assignment is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to organize and operate a business. The students formed 14 successful businesses, and concluded the project by researching where to donate the $2727.72 profit. The Crisis Support Centre and WIN House were chosen by the students to receive a donation from their business ventures.
The Crisis Support Centre is so thankful for this gift; the $1600 donated by the generous students of Kate Chegwin School goes a long way. Each distress line call costs our agency $50, but is always free and accessible to our callers. With this donation we will be able to provide support to 32 different people who are in crisis; they may be dealing with thoughts of suicide, family violence, or bullying. It could be anything that puts a person in a distressed state. Whatever the reason, the Crisis Support Centre is here to help. By phone, in person, and online, we’re always available.