The Shelburne News
Two classes from the Lake Champlain Waldorf School recently braved chilly temperatures as they hiked different peaks in Vermont. The fourth grade climbed Snake Mountain and the seventh grade hiked Stowe Pinnacle.
Although conditions were more winter than tropical, the inspiration behind hte hikes was to raise awareness and funds for the Vermont Hands to Honduras-Tela. The not-for-profit organization provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Tela, Honduras. The goal of the program is to create a better environment for the children of this impoverished area. Students from both classes were asked to find supporting sponsors. The money raised from thej hike will be donated to Vermont Hands to Honduras-Tela and used for building projects and/or school supplies.
Fourth grader Ky White-Hansen and seventh grader Jasper White-Hansen (along with their parents and fourth grader parent Nicole Gilbert-Obrien) will join more than 80 volunteers (many from Chittenden County) this winter to participate in a wide variety of projects, including school and water projects. The Vermont Hands to Honduras-Tela program will be that much stronger thanks to the fundraising efforts these students, their families and friends.