Through a program called Magnified Giving, East Clinton High School students were able to donate $2,505 to three nonprofit agencies in Clinton County: $1,000 to Wilmington Area Humane Society, $752.50 to Clinton County Homeless Shelter, and $752.50 to Clinton County Kids and Company.
The check presentation were made May 9 at a banquet at the Mayerson JCC. At this banquet, East Clinton came in second to Moeller High School, awarding the most money.
East Clinton currently has 13 students who participate regularly — Madi Pirman, Nathan Crouch, Cindy Barger, Trysten Bosier, Faith Fetters, Luke Meares, Avary Beatty, Jared Runk, Mikala Runk, Anecia Holland, Ethan Harrington, Hannah Pickering and Blake Rhinehimer. 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,” Curtis said. “They worked through this program and through fundraising were able to participate in the match program where they raised over $1,000 so that they could give three grants out.
“They worked hard all year and showed great pride in raising extra money to help support the non-profits they chose in Clinton County.”