Earlier this month the DVSS student council issued a challenge between the schools, community and the penitentiary. It all started with Kasia Teske who is on the student council has collected pop tabs for year, and when a gentleman from the penitentiary wanted to donate his pop tabs to the school, they decided to issue a challenge.
Who could collect the most tabs?
"The Penitentiary had 18 pounds turned in, the Town had 30 pounds turned in, and the Schools destroyed with 88 pounds," beamed student council teacher, Wendy Olson.
In total they received 136 pounds of pop tabs donated to their cause. But, it wasn't only the town of Drumheller that got involved in the challenge. They even had donations from the surrounding area.
"We had donations from Hanna Golf and Country Club, we had donations from the Mountain Tea House in Delia and they were good contributors; thirteen pounds between the two of them," explained Olson.
All of the proceeds from the pop can tabs are being put towards the Northern Alberta Ronald McDonald House. But, that is not the only place they have been fundraising for this month. The students have also been doing other fundraisers for the Southern Alberta Ronald McDonald Houses.
"We did a barbeque at Freson Brothers, and raised another $736.00; we have also selling coffee, and we have made probably close to $200.00 with that as well," advised Olson.
The McDonalds in Drumheller donated all the coffee to the students to sell. Olson said that she is happy they will get to donate to all the Ronald McDonald Houses in Alberta, and they have roughly $1000.00 that they will be able to donate.