OHS raises money for Canopy Center

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Sky Krenzelok

OHS Student Council counting the money raised from the cash drive pep fest in order to wax Mr. Eggermont’s legs.

Jace Forcelle, Writer

At OHS, the Cash Drive has looked to bring the OHS student body together to fundraise and bring awareness to a variety of organizations and charities. The week of Nov. 14-18, student council will continue this tradition by hosting events for Owatonna students to fundraise for the Canopy Center. 

The Canopy Center is a child abuse treatment and prevention agency created in 1977 by a young mother. She had been abused as a child and the impact of this abuse brought her to create an organization that provides parenting models to prevent child abuse and to support children that were victims of abuse on a national level. Besides providing parenting models to prevent child abuse and resources for victims of child abuse, the Canopy Center provides educational resources and lectures for schools. The Canopy Center is also partnered with the student organization Humorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

The Cash Drive was just another way to show how we can all come together and support the welfare of others as a community. Students help support the welfare of others outside of our community and make futures. ”

— Ms. Eggermont

Julia Dallenbach, Class of 2020 OHS alum and former Student Council member, connected OHS to the Canopy Center through being a member of Humorology. Furthermore, she wanted to connect the OHS to provide the same entertainment that she received from the Cash Drive while in high school. Dallenbach said, “It’s always been my favorite activity in high school. I like the comfort of knowing that it can bring joy to others.”

Student Council adviser Ms. Wendy Eggermont, believes that the importance of this cash drive will bring together the OHS for the greater good. Ms. Eggermont said, “The Cash Drive was just another way to show how we can all come together and support the welfare of others as a community. Students help support the welfare of others outside of our community and make futures.” In addition, Ms. Eggermont hopes students have a good time while raising money for a good cause.

Throughout the week, the Student Council is in charge of hosting the fundraiser. Student Council president Lileigh Nguyen said, “This year we’re fundraising for the Canopy Center. We’re hoping to raise a lot of money for a really good cause with events and competitions, this upcoming cash drive.” The goal for Student Council is to raise $7,000 and bring awareness to child abuse.