In the picture are the Principal of Central Park School, children and youth from LP Miller Highs School, Wagner School, Central Park School -- including members of the Early Act Club of Central Park Nipawin, and members of the Rotary Club of Nipawin, as well as Rotary Assistant District Governor, Brian Harris.
In the fall of 2016, our Early Act Club at Central Park learned about how ShelterBoxes are used by families in disaster places….locations that have been affected by war, floods, famine, or other natural disasters, like fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Our Grade 3 students involved in the club wanted to do more, and take some action at home to help a global issues, of families needing help.We connected with LP Miller and Wagner Schools, who also came on board. Our students’ fundraising efforts through the year brought in over $1200, enough to pay for a ShelterBox for a family. The Shelterbox program is done through Rotary International. The Rotary Club of Nipawin sponsors our Early Act Club, and they have offered to match our funds raised, for a second ShelterBox. The schools met with the Rotary Club of Nipawin on June 22, 2017 to present the donation from our North East School Division Nipawin schools for a Shelterbox.
 Each Shelterbox contains a large family-sized tent, simple water purification system, cooking utensils, a cooking stove, bedding, first aid kit, a light, and other survival items. The boxes are very heavy and are carried by trained Rotary/ Red Cross volunteers who will travel anywhere in the world to help families.
Our schools appreciate our partnership with the Rotary Club of Nipawin to provide opportunities for survival and improved living conditions for children and their families.
The Rotary Club of Nipawin gathered individual donations totaling $1530.00 which were given to the Somalialand project of Shelterbox Canada, in order to qualify for matching grants from the Government of Canada.