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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - July 4, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE B4 B 4 WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2015 SUNSHINE FUND winnipegfreepress. com BUSINESS FOR SALE WELL ESTABLISHED SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATION FRANCHISE IN WINNIPEG K to 12 Tutoring for catch up or enrichment with one of the most prestigious and successful franchise in North America. Two Streams of Income. Asking $ 199 thousand. Email: coalblack7@ gmail. com B EFORE school let out for the summer, a group of grades 5 and 6 students in North Kildonan teamed up to help kids from their community go to camp. The 10 students, members of the Kiwanis Club at Springfield Heights School, spent their lunch hours over two months to become modern- day masons. With help from an instructor, Kelly Allen, they crafted paper bricks that double as fire- starters and sold them to friends and family members. The bricks cost them nothing to make — they collected shredded scrap paper from the school division office and the Manitoba Teachers’ Society sponsored them for two paper presses. The crafting process had a bit of a learning curve, however. “ We took all the shredding and we had to soak it in a huge thing of water. But we were trying to see, like how long do we have to soak it? ’ Cause some of it was way too wet,” explained Danylo, 11. “ So then we would take it in these presses, and we would put it in and put something on top. And then there were two arms that would fold over, and you’d press them down as hard as you could until all the water was gone. And then we’d slowly take it out and just leave it out to dry.” “ It smelled bad, but we learned a few things about how we can do it better for next time,” Allen joked. The students wanted to sell the bricks for $ 2 each during their school musicals at the end of March, but soon discovered their loved ones were willing to donate much more toward the charitable cause. People at the plays were handing them $ 20 and $ 50 bills and not asking for change, the students said. “ We sold almost all of them that we had, and we made about $ 300. Our goal was to do more than that, but we’re still really happy with $ 300 and hoping that can help someone,” Allen said. The $ 300 will help send one kid from their community to camp, said Liz Kovach, the executive director of the Manitoba Camping Association and the Sunshine Fund. As of last week, the Sunshine Fund had to start putting kids on a waiting list to go to camp. Any and all donations will help the charity eliminate the wait. “ There are a lot of kids, both in Winnipeg and all across Manitoba, who can’t afford to go to camp, and you guys know how much fun it is,” Kovach said to the Kiwanis Club Tuesday. “ You go to camp, you make new friends, you learn new skills and sometimes you have to try things that might scare you a little bit, right? Because you’re doing something new. “ You are helping a child ( to) experience that, so thank you very much.” The students hope to inspire more young philanthropists to donate to the Sunshine Fund by making bricks. Neighbouring schools could start a competition to see which one could make the most bricks, Allen said. Many of the Springfield Heights students won’t be back at the same Kiwanis Club next year, so Allen will have to find new recruits. On their last day of school, she told the group to never stop helping others, especially their neighbours. “ We just hope that they take all that they’ve learned about helping others to junior high when they go next year,” Allen said. The students vowed to continue volunteering. “ We’re giving a gift and we’re getting the gift of happiness in return,” said Paige, 11. If you’d like to help send kids to camp, send cheques to the Winnipeg Free Press Sunshine Fund at 302- 960 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0R4. You can also donate in person at that address using cash, Visa or Master- Card. Or you can go to mbcamping. ca and follow the CanadaHelps donation link. Tax receipts will be issued for donations. jessica. botelho- urbanski@ freepress. mb. ca They’re setting the world on fire Kids make paper bricks for Sunshine Fund Donors this week: Associate Design: $ 200 Allan and Mary Cartlidge: $ 50 Crestview School: $ 246.55 Richard Dawson: $ 50 In memory of Jean Isbister Earle and Joyce Forshaw: $ 25 Anonymous $ 20 Agnes Gregson- McCorrister: $ 100 In loving memory of my dear daughter, Charmaine Evelyn and Ian Hamilton: $ 200 Anonymous: $ 375 J. Laurie Johnston: $ 500 Audrey G. Korman: $ 50 Robert and Diana Logan: $ 100 Colin McEachern: $ 100 Janice and Roger Newman: $ 50 In memory of Doris Millman, Jim and Bernice Build Frank Plett: $ 700 Mabel S. Smith $ 100 James Thacker: $ 300 By Jessica Botelho- Urbanski JESSICA BOTELHO- URBANSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Springfield Heights instructor Kelly Allen helped students sell paper brick fire- starters to raise cash for the Sunshine Fund. B_ 04_ Jul- 04- 15_ FP_ 01. indd B4 7/ 3/ 15 5: 58: 30 PM

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