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Bradford High student holding bottle fundraiser for YouthHaven

Adrian Winter will be collecting empties next weekend to raise funds and awareness for youth homelessness
Bradford District High School student Adrian Winter is collecting empties to raise money for YouthHaven, a local homeless shelter for the youth.

Bradford District High School student Adrian Winter cares about his community and realized he has the opportunity to make a positive impact.

That led Winter to organize a bottle drive to benefit YouthHaven, a local homeless shelter for the youth, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going towards the shelter.

“We’re going to be collecting empties and we’re going to raise money to give to a youth homeless shelter,” he said.

Winter came up with the idea recently when reflecting on his privilege to be in the position he is in while others are struggling daily.

“I was eating dinner one day and thinking about how fortunate I am to be sheltered and given food every day,” he explained. “So, I started thinking of ways I could help others, and this seemed like an easy option that I could do with friends.”

Although just a  Grade 12 student, Winter wanted to show that anyone can help raise money and awareness for important issues.

“It brings people together and it’s great to be more aware of issues in local communities,” he said. “People aren’t aware of a lot of issues in most communities, so it’s nice to talk about these things and let them know what’s going on.”

Winter will be collecting bottles at his house (22 Brookview Dr. in Bradford) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 5 and 6. Pickup is expected to start around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. Additional details are given to those who email Winter ([email protected]).

“I'm planning to go door to door with some friends and family, as well as collect empties that can be dropped off at my house,” he said. “People can email me with their address and leave the empties on their porch and we’ll come pick them up or they can drop them off at my house.”

Rob Paul

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