Me to We International Projects

2015/2016 -

Book Sale, Popcorn Sale, Float Sale - All proceeds go to Free the Children programs in Africa

Pull Tabs - We are again collecting pull tabs for the Alberta Children's Hospital.

Toy Drive - For the Alberta Children's Hospital

Battery Collection - With the collection of 1700 discharged batteries - Teck- company will be donating 10, 000 zinc tablets on behalf of Nose Creek School to help children with zinc deficiencies around the world

KEEP UP ALL THE AMAZING WORK NOSE CREEK - TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

2014/2015  Guide Dog - Dia

Nose Creek students raised $500 to help with the training costs associated with training the dogs.  They were able to sponsor Dia's training costs.

2014/2015

Nose Creek School has been involved with Free the Children’s “Me to We” movement for the past number of years.  During that time we have helped numerous local causes such as the Airdrie Food Bank, Tails to Tell  animal rescue, Inn from the Cold, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Alberta/BC Guide Dog  Services and many more.  Internationally we have helped fund the building of school washrooms for girls in India and have raised funds to build a school in Kenya.  We have helped fund Team Broken Earth in Haiti.  We raised money for the Red Cross supporting their efforts in the Philippines after the last Tsunami.  We have helped build wells in Africa to provide clean water and the list goes on and on!  The common denominator in all these projects is that all were initiated by your children!  We just provide the platform.  This year a number of your children wanted to raise money for Operation Smile—an international medical charity that performs cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, postoperative care and medical therapies to children in developing countries around the world.  On a more local level, our “Me to We” movement here at Nose Creek has supported the Canadian Cancer Society through our annual Terry Fox Run and our Cuts for Hope event. We have collected pull tabs for the A.C.H. to assist their campaign. We are collecting recycled batteries and felt markers to keep our world a little greener (Bins in front of the office). Our G.R.O.W project plants, tends to and harvests a vast crop of potatoes that are donated to our local Airdrie Food Bank. And we have not forgotten our furry friends! We have raised money for Tails to Tell animal shelter and sponsored the training of guide dogs. The list could go on and on and will as there are noshortage of passionate students here at Nose Creek School! Thank you for all your support, past, present and future!!

2013/2014 We Create Change

Nose Creek Elementary’s goal is to raise $5000 for Free the Children’s year- long initiative to build 200 schools around the world.  Monies raised will be from “Cookies for Dough” sales, “Bottles for Bricks” (drop off bottles and juice boxes in parking lot), “Books for Bricks” (annual used book sale – spring 2014) and “Change for Change” coin collection throughout the year.

2013/2014 Team Broken Earth Project

Team Broken Earth

Team Broken Earth was created to continue the relief effort in Haiti, in the aftermath of one of the most devastating natural disasters in recent history.  We work in collaboration with project Medishare to provide medical care and training to Haitians in this disaster stricken area. Nose Creek Elementary has donated $1000.00 to Team Broken Earth


2012-13 Clean Water Project

  • More than 780 million people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water.
  • Worldwide, 2.5 billion people are without access to adequate sanitation facilities.
  • Around the world, 1 out of 4 deaths in children under the age of five is due to a water-related disease.
  • Diarrhoea kills more than 3,000 children each day. 88% of diarrhoeal disease occurs because of unsafe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene.
  • About 1 in 10 school-age girls in Africa drop out once they reach puberty because they don’t have clean or private washrooms to use at school. Ensuring that girls have their own latrines at school is crucial to ensuring girls continue to receive an education.
  • Many of the areas where Free The Children works have dry climates and face issues like deforestation, changing weather patterns and global warming.

Free The Children helps provide communities in need with localized clean water sources and sanitation facilities. We also work with individual community members to promote local education in basic hygiene practices and waterborne disease prevention.

This not only helps to reduce the spread of disease, it also relieves children—especially girls—of their daily treks to collect water, freeing them to attend school.

Nose Creek School raised $5000.00 for the Clean Water Project

Clean Water Project 2012/2013

 

2011-12 Build a School in Africa Project

Nose Creek School has joined forces with "Free the Children" a Canadian based charitable organization led by founder Craig Kielburger. About Me to We - Free the Children

Since its founding in 1995, Free the Children has grown from a small group of concerned students into the world's largest network of children helping children through education.  The Mission is to free children from poverty and exploitation and to show young people they possess the power to effect positive global change.  To date, more than one million youth have been involved in Free the Children's innovative education and development programs throughout 50 countries.

Nose Creek's involvement will be student led and parent supported as we help our adopted community of Mwangaza, Kenya.  The issues in this community of 2,500 are plentiful.  We will help address one of their needs by providing the $8500.00 dollars needed to build a new school for their 250 students and their 5 teachers.  The money will be raised through many student led fundraisers such as our ongoing bottle drive (which has raised over $1000 to date).  We have a weekday drop off area in our school parking lot.  Our Candy for cash program where students donate some of their Halloween candy which in turn will be sold for cash at KMPG Accounting office in downtown Calgary.  On November 25th we will have another fundraiser with our "Cookies for $Dough$" sale, more info to follow on this and other upcoming fundraisers.

This is our School we had built in Mwangaza Kenya, 2011-12

Our School we had built in Mwangaza, Kenya 2011-2012

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