Monday, February 25, 2013

Covenant House

The McMath Interact club is starting up another project for 2013 and we want you help!

Our current focus is on an organization called Covenant House.  They are the only   group that caters to Vancouver’s estimated 700 street youth by providing a safe environment where they provide them with food, shelter, clothing and counselling.  By meeting youth’s needs and providing a structured sanctuary, youth can learn the importance of communication and the power they have to make life-changing decisions so that they can live independently

Because Covenant House receives the majority of their donations during the Christmas season, they begin to run short on donations come spring and summer so, the Interact Club is hosting a spring clothing and toiletry drive at McMath Secondary from March 4th - 14th 2013.  Through these donations, these teens are able not only build their self-confidence but, they are able to feel like they are living like a normal teenager which many of them do not experience due to their living situations. 

We will be accepting any teenage-oriented clothing (new or gently used would be greatly appreciated) or unused, unopened toiletries you might have to contribute to our project.  All donations we receive will be given directly to Covenant House. Your donations will be appreciated and enjoyed by the homeless youth of Vancouver. We will be happy to pick up donations at your convenience.

Thank you very much for considering the opportunity to assist us with this project. If you have any questions regarding the project, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Saturday, February 16, 2013

We Are Love

During the week of Valentine's Day McMath's Interact Club hosted Free The Children's "We Are Love" project. We fundraised close to $260 by selling pins and corresponding cards for $2 each with a free baked good. Each pin and card promoted an aspect of love that also correlated to an aspect of Free The Children's vision towards helping others in need. For example, "Love is Learning, and you're my favourite subject." associates love with the importance of providing education to children all over the world. McMath's Interact Club and this project committee is proud to say that this event was a great success!

Written by Jocelyn Lau, Project Chair

Monday, February 11, 2013

CARE Wrap Up

One of Interact’s local projects, CARE Club, has recently ended their very successful BC Children’s Hospital Toy Drive. Rounding up many boxes full of new games, toys, books and many other things, they were able to put smiles on the faces of Vancouver’s sick children in the oncology ward for Valentine’s Day. The CARE club would like to thank every McMath teacher and student that contributed to this amazing project, especially Mrs. Ritchie and Mrs. Simonson who were key sponsors in the Toy Drive’s success. It has been an amazing experience working together with a great group of people to help those who are most in need.