Canyon-Lister Elementary School students with some of the pennies they’ve collected.

Canyon-Lister Elementary School students with some of the pennies they’ve collected.

Canyon-Lister elementary school penny drive wraps up on April 26

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The Grade 5/6 friendship group from Canyon-Lister Elementary School continues to collect pennies to fund water projects in developing countries.

Free the Children (a Craig Kielburger organization), in partnership with the Royal Bank of Canada, is a water project created to utilize each $25 bag of pennies to provide one person clean water for life. Youth across the country have been collecting pennies to support the dream for many youth living in developing countries.

Canyon students have raised over $225 so far, but they would like to raise even more before the April 26 deadline. You will see their containers in Bahamas Travel, Pharmasave, Creston Card and Stationery, the Canyon Country Store and Yahk General Store.

Help our youth help others — those pennies can add up to change a person’s life forever.

—CANYON-LISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL