The Pleasant Corners “Me to We” Club is a tight-knit group of kids with a genuine desire to make the world a better place. They recently held two used book sales (cleverly combined with cookie sales!), and raised a $757 for Opportunity Knox Refugee Sponsorship Group.
Opportunity Knox is hoping to support four Syrian refugees to begin life anew in Vankleek Hill. The group has just passed the halfway mark towards its financial goal of approximately $40,000 for 2017. “This cause has struck a chord in the Vankleek Hill community, and the response from businesses, organizations, schools and private citizens has been overwhelming,” says Opportunity Knox organizer Lisa Jennings. All three schools in Vankleek Hill are involved in fundraising for Opportunity Knox, and more than 75 people have expressed an interest in volunteering in some capacity – farmers, business owners, artists, children, accountants, pharmacists, doctors and teachers… the list goes on, says Jennings. It is impossible to name all of those have made donations so far, but Jennings says that Opportunity Knox wants to thank the following for their outstanding contributions: Stephanie, Bryan, and Jordan Anderson ($5000), Gerry Tom of Helitrades Inc, Vankleek Hill ($5000), and Brent Harden of La Maison D’Or Jewellers, Orleans ($2000, with a promise of the same amount annually over the next four years).
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