As a foster child, Andrew Teel understands the struggles and challenges that others in his shoes face growing up.
Although Andrew, an Inquiry Hub student, has had the good fortune to be adopted by a loving family, he remains committed to helping those who may not be as fortunate as him.
For the past three years, Andrew has raised money for the homeless and at-risk youth by way of Covenant House through a “Toonies for Teens” drive. While his initial targets may have been modest, his latest campaign was astounding to say the least.
Andrew set out with a goal of raising $100 this winter season, but has since collected over $41,600. He’s received a lot of help along the way from many generous individuals and community partners, including the Coquitlam Firefighters’ Charitable Society who donated $2,000. Thanks to sponsors who are tripling his total, his efforts have now raised over $120,000 for Covenant House.
To honour his tremendous fundraising drive, SD43 Board Chair Kerri Palmer Isaak presented Andrew with a Certificate of Recognition during the Board Meeting held on Tuesday, January 10.
Andrew's donation page can be found here.
Way to go, Andrew!