Youth Raise Nearly $125,000 for Local Charities

By Sarah Klein

Winnipeg high school students part of The Winnipeg Foundation’s Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) program have raised nearly $125,000 for local charities.

The program ended its 2009-10 year on Tuesday by celebrating the more than 150 community projects that received help during the program’s 11th year.

This year, students supplied prosthetics for kids with disabilities, purchased hot lunches for at-risk youth and provided interpreters for newcomer women.

In total, students made 176 grants to a wide range of charities, for a total of $124,031. More than 350 students, representing 23 Winnipeg high schools and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg, participated in the program this year.