Friday, March 1, 2013
“Thank you in advance for helping our students participate in an active and positive role in their community!” said Wendy Herman, HRVHS CWD coordinator.
Hood River Valley High School’s 16th annual Community Work Day is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 15, and organizers are seeking support to help make it a success.
For those who aren’t familiar with CWD, students from the high school find a business or individual to sponsor them for a day.
The student gives their time to do work for the business or individual. In exchange, the sponsor pays the student and the money received is given to nonprofit organizations that have been selected by student representatives.
Profits from this year’s event will be divided equally and given to the FISH Food Bank Building Project, Heart of Hospice Foundation, Helping Hands Against Violence and St. Francis House.
“Last year, we ran the event on a Saturday,” said Herman. Turnout of students wasn’t as high as prior years when the event was held on a school day. This year’s event returns to the school day format, ensuring greater student participation.
The money raised through the event was not adequate to fund the applying nonprofit organizations’ initiatives. For that reason, the nonprofits selected last year will be the recipients this year.
According to Herman, payments are processed as follows: Students work a maximum of five hours, the sponsor pays a flat fee of $45 (checks are preferred and payable to HRVHS/CWD) for the five hours worked; payment should be given to the student after they have worked. Students are to turn in their payment to the Summit Career Center located at the high school.
If a sponsor would rather mail their payment to the high school, the address is: HRVHS/CWD, 1220 Indian Creek Road, Hood River, OR 97031.
Payments should be mailed as soon as possible with the student(s) name(s) written in the memo part of the check. Invoice and statements are not sent from the high school but a copy of the contract can be faxed.
If you would like to sponsor a student (or students) or have questions, contact Herman in the Summit Career Center at 541-387-5034, ext. 1, or wendy.herman@hood
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