Saskatoon, Sask.- The second annual Club Week was a huge success, with 4-H clubs from across the province participating.
Club Week was created in 2017 by 4-H Saskatchewan to give the clubs a week of celebration and community involvement and a way to launch an annual Sustainability Initiative. It was held from November 5-11 across the entire province.
The 2018 Sustainability Initiative was to promote community engagement. The provincial 4-H office asked 4-H clubs across the province to join together to collect clothing in support of the Saskatchewan Association of Community Living. The clubs were encouraged to hold a clothing drive, set up a donation area in their community or host an event where clothing donations would be accepted.
Although Club Week was the beginning of November, the challenge to give to the food bank was extended to December 1, to give the 4-H clubs time to donate their clothing and report how much they donated to the provincial office.
Altogether, 4-H Saskatchewan clubs, staff and board of directors donated 331 bags of clothing across the province.
“We had a goal of 200 bags, which is about one bag per club,” said Cera Youngson, Executive Director of 4-H Saskatchewan. “It was exciting to see so many of the clubs and members excited to participate in the challenge and give back.”
In addition to the Sustainability Initiative, 4-H clubs were encouraged to show their 4-H spirit, putting up displays in their community and dress up in their 4-H colours for Show Your 4-H Colours Day on November 7.
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District #42 is in the first four photos. They donated more than 150 bags of clothing! The last two photos are of Shelby Longworth, out North East Regional 4-H Specialist, who helped take the donations from the 4-H staff to one of the yellow bins. Thank you to everyone who donated!