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Kids raise money for Millrise fire victims

Five children in the elementary classroom program at the Renfrew Educational Services Sundance Centre made and sold popcorn and fruit smoothies as a fundraiser Thursday during their lunch break.

Sweet treats are helping students raise money to aid their community.

Five children in the elementary classroom program at the Renfrew Educational Services Sundance Centre made and sold popcorn and fruit smoothies as a fundraiser Thursday during their lunch break.

Money raised from the sale will be donated to victims of the recent Millrise Condominium fire. According to elementary program teacher Kendra Kendslien, the children could see smoke from the blaze while out on the playground.

The group decided they wanted to give back to their community through this fundraising effort after hearing about the loss of 159 units.

Renfrew Educational Services is a not for profit society and registered charity offering specialized programs for children with various disabilities. Language, math and communication skills have all shown improvement in the children throughout the course of the project, said Kendslien.

In charge of smoothie sales, Grade 3 student Chase Jordan, 8, said that he enjoyed making and selling the treats. “I like helping people,” he said.

“They’re really excited about this,” said Kendslien.

“Their genuine kindness comes through.”

The children hope to raise $100 to donate to the Millrise Condominium fire victims. “We’re trying to help you,” said Jordan.

 
 
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