Cody Somers, the club president of the Eagle Hills Multiple 4-H Club in North Battleford spearheaded the idea of supporting the Saskatchewan Hospital New Beginnings Fundraising Campaign. He stated, “You never know when you, your family or friends may be in need of mental health care.”
The 4-H club is made up of 30 members ranging in age from six to 20 years old. Members participate in Light Horse, Beef, Archery, Robotics, Active Living and 4-U projects. Each member raised and donated $32 to reach the $1,000 goal. Money was attained through a variety of ways such as bake sale, chores, shoveling snow, donating their wages, birthday money, recycling bottles, babysitting and odd jobs.
The four H’s represent the values 4-H stands for: Head to clearer thinking, Heart to greater loyalty, Hands to larger service and Health to better living. It is one of the largest youth organizations in the world. 4-H youth members give back to their club, community and country and feel mental health and wellness are important to support and give back to.
4-H members believe in making a difference in the world around us, one small step at a time. “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” Helen Keller