Now in its second year of operation, the Prince Rupert Rainmakers Interact Club is a school-based service club that is open to all students attending Charles Hays Secondary School. The goal of the Club is to provide service to not only our school, but also to our community and around the world. In doing so, Club members have opportunities to develop leadership skills, work in a team environment and truly make a difference.
In the school, the Club is responsible for the recycling program and uses the money raised from it to fund its projects. This year the Club will be awarding a $500 bursary recognizing volunteerism to a qualified graduating student. Due to current health restrictions, other fundraising opportunities within the school have been limited this year.
Internationally, the Club contributed to Rotary’s Polio Eradication Program, prepared 18 gift boxes for the Shoebox Program at Christmas and provided gardening supplies to a community in Africa.
In the community, the Club provided baked goods to the senior’s centre this past summer, helped Halloween Fest by packaging Halloween treats for the elementary schools and volunteered for the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign. They have also undertaken an initiative to remove pollutants from the marine environment by bringing Sea Bins to Prince Rupert. A Sea Bin is essentially a floating trash can that collects surface debris which is then removed from the ocean. Working with community partners, the Club is well on its way to raising the nearly $55,000 required to purchase 6 of these bins for deployment at local marinas in Prince Rupert and Port Edward.
If you are interested in learning more about the Interact Club and how you can get involved contact any member of the executive (Faith Long, Catherine Phuong, Brandon Mah or Aiyanna Murphy-Morven)