RED DEER- This summer, 'Ecole Camille J. Lerouge School Grade 9 students worked in conjunction with Kevin Traptow, owner of the "Cool Beans Coffee Company" to launch an initiative called "Pay Ahead for Daily Bread."
The aim of the project was to encourage Red Deerians to pre-pay for various food or drink items at the Cool Beans Coffee bus.
When someone in need stopped by the coffee shop, there was a cup of warm coffee or a small snack available for them to have free of charge.
The initiative is part of a class called "Caring for Community" that aims to enrich the lives of others and to empower students to become proud members of the community through various works of volunteerism.
"I think it's important for students to understand the importance of giving back to their community and that we can make a significant difference even with small acts of volunteerism," says Caring for Community Teacher, Carrie Sawula.
(Gary McKinnon - Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)
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