Byron-Bergen Students Raise Money to Fight Addiction

Written by on June 1, 2018

Students from the Byron-Bergen Builder’s Club presented a check for $500 to support the Rochester Regional Health Chemical Dependency Program.

The club raised the funds through coin collections and basket raffles over the course of the school year. As a group, the students decided to donate those funds to Rochester Regional Health’s Behavioral Health Treatment Center at Unity, part of the health system’s chemical dependency program.

The club also made inspirational cards for patients to read during their treatment at the center.

The Builder’s Club was founded three years ago and is sponsored by the Byron Kiwanis Club. Designed to build future community leaders, the club provides students in eighth through 10th grade with hands-on opportunities to build leadership skills and develop positive character traits through volunteering and fundraising.

PHOTO: The Byron-Bergen Builder’s Club with Advisor Andrea Feeney and two Byron Kiwanis Club representatives present a check to David Catalino, a recreation therapist and counselor for Rochester Regional Health’s Behavioral Health Treatment Center at Unity.

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