Sacred Heart High School (SHHS) student Michaela Adam saw an ad for the Bell Walk for Kids. Thinking it was a worthy charitable activity, Adam decided to register online, received the forms and began to collect pledges. After Easter break she discussed the walk with SHHS guidance counsellor, Mrs. Kerrie Schearer. The two of them decided to organize a local event at the school, the only one in the province Adam believes.
Bake sales and the sale of paper shoes on school walls were just two of the fund raising projects used to earn money for the walk.
The original goal was to raise $1,000. By the end of the walk it’s estimated that the total amount raised will be at least $2,000.
Everyone in Saskatchewan should become aware of the Kids Help Phone. Depression and anxiety are a big issue among high school students as well as adults and children, Adam closes.