Through a program called Magnified Giving, East Clinton High School students recently donated $4,000 to one non-profit agency.
4 Paws for Ability in Xenia was the recipient of the grant this year. The students were able to see how a local family would benefit from having a service dog for their child and they appreciated that this agency was working with a local family from Clinton County.
This family just so happened to have an East Clinton Magnified Giving alumni as the older sister who spoke at the banquet, detailing how her younger brother would be able to use the service dog and how it would help him in his daily life.
The students presented the check at a banquet at The Underground in Cincinnati on May 9. East Clinton is the only school district that runs this program as a before-school club and not in an actual class.
The night was made bigger when the family was told that the $4,000 grant that was going to 4 Paws for Ability was being turned around by the agency and being donated to the family’s account and that they would no longer have to fundraise — and they can now receive their much-needed service dog.
East Clinton currently has 13 students who participate regularly: Trysten Bosier, Anecia Holland, Faith Fetters, Mikala Runk, Gracie Boggs, Autumn Berry, Cheyenne Berry, Emily Berry, Jaiden Alloy, Myah Jones, Noah Pattan, Jazmin Carrico, Zane Everhart, Ethan Harrington, Kaylee Rider, Aaron Hughes, Tessa Bosier, and Lyndsey Kelley.
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 through this program and through fundraising were able to participate in the match program where they raised more than $2,000.
They worked hard all year and showed great pride in raising extra money to help support the non-profits they chose in Clinton County.