The Bedrock Playschool at the Knox United Church received a surprising donation yesterday.

Earlier this month, children gathered at the Badlands Community Facility to raise money for a charity of their choosing. The children voted and the end result was the Bedrock Playschool.

The amount raised for the playschool was $280 dollars.

"We're going to be using it to help purchase a program called Zoo-phonics which will introduce young kids to the alphabet in a way that combines physical motions along with the sounds they make, and letter recognition," explains Director of Bedrock Playschool. "I believe both schools use it, so this is the first introduction to that, which will then carry on into the school program."

"We were actually just surprised last week. I got a phone call that Bedrock has been chosen. I didn't even know that we were up for a nomination so it was just a really nice surprise."

The child who chose Bedrock Playschool, named Paige, explained she picked it because "It is a wonderful place to make friends when you are little."

Family & Community Support Services presented Bedrock Playschool with the money.

"The kids brought their $10 donation and we encourage them to earn it. We pool all their money together and that's what makes the donation," explained Community Services Coordinator for the Town of Drumheller, Laura Dougan.

For human beings so small, they sure do have big hearts.

Congratulations to Bedrock Playschool and the children who helped raise the money.

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