by Thao Atkinson
Boundary Central Secondary’s Spirit Club collected 197 pairs of socks during a sock drive for the Boundary Women’s Transition House.
I have always been a supporter of women’s rights and through personal experience I have witnessed unhealthy relationships that have occurred in the Boundary. This initiated my interest to help end violence against children and women and also take an action towards women and men equality.
In addition, I thought creating awareness of the issue in my school would help youth differentiate healthy and unhealthy relationships and what support systems are available just in case they need any. My goal was to spread awareness and benefit the organization to help in any way. I was aware of the Boundary Women’s Transition House from participating in workshops when I was younger so I already knew how amazing this organization was and how much it benefits and impacts our local and provincial areas. I wanted the fundraiser to be successful so women and children could feel more comfortable during their time of hardships, so I sought help from all members of Spirit Club at Boundary Central Secondary School to help make the fundraiser successful and without hesitation they have supported the cause immensely.
Also, Ms. Spelay and Mr. Spelay, leaders of Spirit Club and teachers at my school, were very excited and enthusiastic about supporting the fundraiser and I am very grateful for their support, time and their ability to engage students to help.
I hope the fundraiser not only benefited the Transition House but also created an awareness towards the horrific topic for youth as this was my goal. I am truly in awe at the work and support the Women Transition House has for the Boundary Area.