Cindrich Elementary and Semiahmoo Trail Elementary Schools have collectively raised $3,431 for the Kids Change Star Bank Program, a student fundraising initiative for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC & Yukon.
Aimed strictly at elementary school-aged kids to help teach them about the importance of helping others in their community, students have been collecting coins in their banks since the beginning of the school year, proving that even kids as young as kindergarten age can do something positive for another child in need.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to kids three to 17 who are battling a life-threatening medical condition.
The program started last year and raised more than $17,000 in its first year. This is the second year of participation for both Surrey schools.