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Brant Avenue PS students to learn about generosity and giving through partnership with Givesome

For Immediate Release
January 22, 2019


GUELPH, Ontario – Students at Brant Avenue Public School will learn about giving back through a unique project that partners the school with a local charity broker.

Brant Avenue students in grades 4 to 6 will learn about generosity, as they will be given the opportunity to distribute funds to the charities of their choice.

The school has partnered with Givesome, a Guelph-based non-profit organization that allows people to donate to charities through an app and receive updates on the results of their donation.

On February 5, Brant Avenue students will learn about giving back and the impact their contributions can have. Using funds generously donated to the school by AMJ Campbell, students will choose charities to support through the Givesome app.

The project will incorporate lessons in financial literacy and math, but at the heart of the initiative is engaging students in generosity.

As part of the Givesome platform, students will have a chance to see the impact their donations made, further reinforcing the lessons learned throughout the project.  

EVENT DETAILS:

Media are invited to attend.

About the Upper Grand District School Board

The Upper Grand District School Board serves more than 35,000 students through 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington and County of Dufferin. The UGDSB covers the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Six Nations of the Grand River, and Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territories. Student success is the goal of over 3,000 dedicated teaching and support staff who are aided by the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners.

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About Givesome

Givesome is a Guelph-based non-profit that exists to engage givers by showing them the difference they make when they give. Givesome highlights local and global charitable projects on their free app and provides users the opportunity to fund those projects for $2, $5 or $10. Their model enables them to give 100% of the funds raised to charity and once each project is completed they send authentic video footage (provided by their charity partners) to everyone who supported the project. Through the use of the Givesome platform, givers can discover new charities, make small, affordable donations and within weeks literally see the outcome of their giving. For questions and inquiries please email Matt King at matt@givesome.com.

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Media contact:
Heather Loney, Communications and Community Engagement Officer
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.725
heather.loney@ugdsb.on.ca

Megan Sicoli, Administrative Officer, Communications
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.764
megan.sicoli@ugdsb.on.ca

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