Social Justice project a tribute to Savannah

The Social Justice Club at Hazelton Secondary School is once again proving to be a huge asset this year as student Tiffany Bennett’s project starts to take form.

Bennett chose to focus on combating global poverty and the lack of development in third world countries and combined her passion to help make the world a better place with another matter that is close to the heart of many, former classmate and friend, Savannah Jones.

“I thought it would be a meaningful tribute to Savannah from our community to build a school through World Vision in a developing nation,” Bennett shared. “I had the idea awhile ago but didn’t really have a venue to facilitate it but the Social Justice Club has been great. It gives it more credibility and so far the support has been really great.”

Starting in November Bennett has done two fundraisers to date and already raised an impressive $3,000 which is one fifth of what she needs. The total cost to build a school is $15,000 she said.  She also added that while she would love to go and help build the school, she will most likely be in university and unable to do so but said she will definitely make it to see the completed project one day.

However, for now it is all about raising the rest of the money and she currently has two upcoming venues that people in the community can help support.

“I have been given the Spring Dance at the school on St. Patrick’s Day,” she said. “We will be doing the coat check and the concession.”

The second event coming up will be a Coffee House on Thursday Mar. 31 at 7 p.m.

“We have a lot of great artists and performers lined up for this event,” Bennett said. “We are also going to record the evening and then sell the CD’s to raise even more money for this great cause.”

For people who are interested in helping out or donating there are several ways in which to do so. First, she needs baked goods to sell at both the dance and coffee house. In addition, anyone wanting to donate money or time and volunteer at these events would be greatly appreciated she said.

For more information on how to get involved in anyway, please contact Bennett at 250-842-5543 or email her directly at tiffany.bennett@live.ca