Colter Elementary Supports Habitat for Humanity

Colter Elementary Supports Habitat for Humanity

Each year Colter Elementary contributes funds and support to an organization selected by the students. This year the student’s leaders wanted to donate to a charity within our local community. They voted to support Habitat for Humanity, a local non-profit that helps build affordable homes for those in need. “This amazing group has provided homes for many of our students, past and present.” Says Student Leader Program “PEAK” Coordinator Christine Jenkins. “The students really connected with the need for everyone to have a safe, decent and stable home.”

Students were able to contribute through the school’s annual fund drive as well as volunteering their artistic talents. Organized through the school’s student leadership program the school mobilized to raise funds via an innovative coin-drive generating over $1,200 to support local efforts to provide affordable homes to families in our community.  They also hand painted 40 flowerpots, which the organization will use at its annual fund raising luncheon and then gift to each new homeowner family at the Grove.

“I was blown away when these kids presented us with this big check!” says Paul Schmidt, Teton Habitat’s Development Officer, “It’s incredible to see Jackson’s youth get so fired up about supporting local affordable housing.”

Building strength, stability, and self-reliance!
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area (Teton Habitat) | 307-734-0828

850 W. Broadway | P.O.Box 4194
Jackson Hole, WY 83001

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