Churchill Grade 9 students Kevin Chin and Bryan Shum wanted to help their community and learn the basics of business and philanthropy. So their teacher Ed Olson challenged the students to start their own non-profit organization.
"Once students are exposed to the power of Philanthropy it will stay with them for a lifetime, it is empowering for students to do something that makes a positive difference," says Olson.
Their non-profit Donuts of Happiness was capitalized through money collected from student shareholders. The student entreprenuers than used their capital to purchase products (in this case donuts and soda drinks) which they sold door by door.
The students ended up raising over $600. Recently they invited representatives from the Union Gospel Mission workers Alvina Wong and Laura Cleveland to receive the donation.