The Battle Creek Community Foundation has announced that they will be working with area high schoolers to “educate youth on philanthropy”.

The 3rd annual Philanthropy Week will feature a city-wide competition between high schools to raise funds and collect clothing for the Charitable Union, with one school being selected as “Philanthropy Week Champion”. The Charitable Union is a nonprofit in Battle Creek that helps provide clothing, bedding and household items to families in need, and they were selected as the beneficiary of this year’s event.

The BCCF is working towards this goal through their Youth Alliance Committee, which is their youth grant-making wing. Pennfield High School Sophomore and BCCF Board of Trustee Member Stephanie Reid says that this isn’t just an event for students, and that parents, teachers, and entire school districts are encouraged to “share in the responsibility of giving back”.

Philanthropy Week runs from May 8 to the 12, leading up to the United Way’s Youth Day of Caring on the 12; the results of the competition will be given that Friday.