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Generous donation from hardworking Kamloops elementary students

Grade 5 student Zoe wrote this note to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation after donating $70 she and her friends raised by making bracelets.
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February 19, 2016 - 1:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - Four Grade 5 students made a small but powerful contribution to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation this week.

Zoe, 10, and her friends Grace, Courtney and Katie sold bracelets at their school and donated $70 to the foundation.

Along with the cash, the young girl attached a note:

“Dear Royal Inland Hospital,

I decided I would raise money for you guys by selling bracelets at my school. I also did this with my friends Grace, Courtney and Katie. We raised 70 dollars. Sadly we had competition and they raised $208. But that doesn’t matter because we raised $70. I am very proud of us. I am 10-years-old and in Grade 5. You guys are doing an amazing job. Thank you for all the hard work you guys do.



The foundation responded to Zoe on a Facebook post to thank her for the donation and the effort.

“A small token of appreciation can go so far. It can change your perspective. It can move you forward. It can give you purpose and validation. Most importantly it can give you hope for the future,” the post says.

“Thank you Zoe! You are an inspiration to all of us here. It’s people like you that truly impact our communities; you make them a better place to live. You did an amazing job and we are proud of you!"

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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