Red Deer Public School Division is hosting their 2nd Annual Life Chances 50/50 Lottery. The fundraiser supports the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools and it’s programming. 

“From giving kids a Bright Start to school to reconnecting with students so they graduate and cross the Finish Line, the Foundation helps students who face challenges in school and makes things better,” said Kristine Plastow, Chair of the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools. “We motivate struggling students and inspire them to read and write through Reading College. For students who come to school without basic needs, we give them that needed Step Up.”

The Foundation also supports community initiatives which impact thousands of students to enrich their learning. None of these are funded so the Foundation counts on community support to make these Above and Beyond projects happen.

Through the foundation, 70 students have ensured they have the best start to Kindergarten via the Bright Start program; 650 students have increased their reading and writing skills through Reading College; and 500 students, who otherwise wouldn’t have due to various barriers in their lives, have graduated thanks to the Finish Line program

“All of these programs make a real difference in the lives of kids and help them reach their full potential,” said Plastow.

Last year, 15,300 tickets were sold for the raffle totalling $33,725. Last year’s winner, Subash Shrestha of Red Deer received $16,862. 

Tickets are available by clicking here.