Through a program called Magnified Giving, East Clinton High School students were able to donate $4,500 to one non-profit agency. Sugartree Ministries in Wilmington was the recipient of the grant this year.
Students participated in Kroger’s Zero Hunger Zero Waste initiative which matched $500 of their student-raised funds. The students raised $2,750 of their own funds to go toward the $4,500 grant. These student-raised funds came from Nerf games, bake sales at sporting events, restaurant fundraisers at Buffalo Wild Wings and Skyline, and donations.
The students presented the check at a banquet at Lakota East Freshman Campus on May 13. Of schools at this banquet, East Clinton was the only district that runs this program as a before-school club and not in an actual class. East Clinton gave out the largest grant that evening and one of the largest for the year at the ceremonies.
This year Magnified Giving granted out a grand total of $145,423.98.
Also during that ceremony, three students from East Clinton were awarded the Roger Grein Spirit of Philanthropy Award. Tessa Bosier (freshman), Jazmin Carrico (senior) and Noah Pattan (junior) were recognized for their willingness to do whatever it takes to make the program successful at their school. They go above and beyond as young philanthropists.
East Clinton currently has 19 students who participate regularly. Those students are: Tessa Bosier, Gracie Boggs, Autumn Berry, Cheyenne Berry, Emily Berry, Jaiden Alloy, Myah Jones, Noah Pattan, Jazmin Carrico, Zane Everhart, Aaron Hughes, August Morgan, Jenna Stanley, Gracie Evanshine, Alexis Taylor, Marci Ellis, Paige Harrell, Zane Everhart and Elijah George. The program is facilitated by Casey Curtis. The students in the Magnified Giving program have been working through a course that
Magnified Giving offers teaching students about philanthropy and the necessary skills needed to become a philanthropist. They worked hard all year and showed great pride in raising extra money to help support the non-profits they chose in Clinton County.