Camp Ooch Bottle Drive

Each year, around this time, Clarkson Secondary School holds their Cancer Drive where the students and staff raise money for Camp Ooch, a charity that gives the gift of camp to kids with childhood cancers. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this is the first year the Cancer Drive hasn’t been able to happen. Thankfully, the same spirit that helped raise upwards of $30,000 each year for the drive, inspired former Clarkson Charger, Kaitlyn Stegmaier to start a bottle drive to raise money for the camp. What started off as a small community initiative, quickly grew into a massive fundraiser that brought in donations from all across the GTA.

The fundraiser has raised $5,500.45 and would not have been possible without the help from Kaitlyn’s friends: Alana Rizos, Alex Townsend, Derrick Mundle, Ellen Raymond, Kaitlyn Green, Kelly Bingham, Lauren Weaver, Logan Deelstra, Madison Stegmaier, Michaela Laurie, Jerome Knight and Nancy Hills.

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Story submitted by Kaitlyn Stegmaier


Bio as submitter of the story: My name is Kaitlyn Stegmaier, and I graduated from Clarkson Secondary School in 2015. I am a fourth-year student, currently pursuing an Honours Bachelor Degree in Creative Advertising at Humber College. I have two jobs, working for Petsmart and for the City of Mississauga, but when I’m not working, I love to spend my time being creative, volunteering, and enjoying the company of my friends!
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