Sophia and Paloma
Project: Creating a food bank at their school
We first learned about hunger in our community when our local newspaper wrote an editorial about the issue specific to our school. We were shocked and decided we could make a difference in the lives of our classmates by setting up a food pantry. The pantry is monitored by school staff and open to any student who expresses a need for food or whom staff members suspect has a need. We are raising money through family and friends, holding several food drives at our school and a neighboring school. Sustaining the food pantry in the future is important to us. We have partnered with the local Back Pack Meals/Teen Pantry Food Program which has committed to keep it running years after we have left middle school. In addition, we have asked our principal, counselor, two teachers and the school district homeless coordinator to guide the project and help us to develop a plan to sustain the food pantry over the long term.
Project: K9 Care Montana
I raised money for K9 Care Montana. I held a bake sale and a silent auction at my grandma’s café in Shawmut, Montana. When I was given the $100.00, I was in awe because I knew I could grow my money in the end. When I was asked to be a part of the Two Roads Project, I was all for it. I knew it was a way for me to help my community and make a difference in Montana. I decided I wanted to do something for veterans because my uncle is in the army and he was deployed last year. My mom had heard about this organization called K9 Care Montana. What they do is give a dog to a wounded veteran. I emailed the director and while I was fundraising we kept in touch. I ended my project by raising $71 5.00. The money went to the K9 project and will be used for training the dogs and for buying food and supplies for them. I learned that the smallest things can make a great impact on a small community. Just from taking $100.00 and making my final total $715.00, I learned a little can go a long way and that nothing is impossible.