Many in the RETSD community have found creative ways to support Humboldt, including students at Arthur Day Middle School who approached their teacher with a fundraising idea.
“As a teacher who works daily with students not much younger than those on the bus that day, many of them came to me and expressed a desire to do something, anything to help the families and let them know we’re all thinking of them,” says teacher Jason Oliver.
The students, many of whom are hockey and ringette players on local teams in Transcona, had the idea to create Humboldt Bronco buttons and sell them for $2 each with the proceeds going to the team’s GoFundMe page. They spent their lunch hour and class time in the school graphics lab, designing and producing 400 Humboldt Strong buttons to sell.
“The staff, students and families of Arthur Day embraced this fundraising campaign,” says Mr. Oliver. “We even had people phoning our office to set aside quantities of buttons, so they could purchase and distribute them at their places of business, as well.”
In total, the school raised $1,000 to donate to the Broncos. Way to go, Arthur Day!