Community Adoption.

A lot of schools already run fundraising events for big charities, but what would happen if turned that energy into action locally.

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Make:Shift
How can we use people, and local assets to make Wolverhampton a better place?

A lot of schools already run fundraising events for big charities, but what would happen if turned that energy into action locally.

If each high school in Wolverhampton adopted for just one year at a time a community need - it could be a building like a community centre or library, A play space or a person who needs help, anything taht was in the comunity the school served. The fundraising that takes place in school could be channelled towards the project and students could take part in volunteering activities around it - or arrange their own awareness raising assemblies.

Examples:

A community centre that needs a new roof and redecorating. The money the school raised could go towards the roof and the students could spend some time painting.

A young person that needs a new wheelchair, The money the school raised goes towards the chair and the students speand some time with a organisation or charity that supports people with simialr medical needs