In 2017 our leadership class announced the launch of our One Life campaign. This project raised just under $20,000.00 and created tons of awareness amongst the community about the importance of positive mental health. Through the One Life campaign we were able to educate the youth in our community that mental illnesses affect everyone. Students in our high school even had the courage to come forward and talk about their personal experiences which impacted our student body greatly.
We teamed up with Mobile Crisis Regina, an organization dedicated to providing crisis services to people in need. The money we raised went towards buying a new set of standard police radios which are crucial when they get called to situations. This organization operates twenty four hours a day seven days a week.
Last year we raised $19 215 for Mobile Crisis Regina.
Two years ago we raised $16 806
for the Regina Open Door Society.
In 2016 Sheldon-Williams looked at the issues around the community and the world and recognized the crisis with refugees. Partnering with the Regina Open Door Society, Sheldon ran a 24 hour Awake-a-thon called the “Welcome Home Project”. Students were able to raise awareness about the issues that refugees and newcomers to Canada face as well as $17,000.00 for additional English classes at RODS.
The Regina Open Door Society (RODS) is a non-profit organization that provides settlement and integration services to refugees and immigrants in Regina. RODS is committed to meeting the needs of newcomers by offering programs and services that enable them to achieve their goals and participate fully in the larger community.