Kimberley’s Selkirk students raise funds for Food Bank

Students will be selling tickets around town to raise funds for Christmas hampers

Last year the students raised $6543 for the Food Bank.

Last year the students raised $6543 for the Food Bank.

Selkirk Secondary has supported the Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank for over twenty seven years and we are once again asking our students to assist the community in a very positive way by selling at least one book of ($20 of tickets) on behalf of the Food Bank.   Each ticket costs $2.00.  If each student sold one book we would raise just over $8,000. In 2014, the Food Bank donated Christmas Hampers costing almost $29,500, ($22,000 in food and $7,500 in toys) to families in our community with Selkirk raising over $6,500.  Hampers last year helped 267 adults and 146 children; the entire cost was covered by fundraising through the community including Selkirk.  We hope to match or surpass this amount this year.

In each community in Kimberley there has been a home or business chosen as a “mystery“ location. If a student goes to one of these locations to sell a ticket, they will be given a coupon for a $20 cash prize that they can claim at school.  The coupons will be given out from the school to each location should anyone try and sell a ticket at that home/business.  We have prizes for the top three ticket sellers, the sellers of the winning tickets and the top three selling classes. The grand prizes are $1,000, $500 and $250.