Madison Unrau has been delivering the Morning Star for over two years. (Photo contributed)

Morning Star carrier gives back

This year, 12-year-old Madison Unrau plans to give all her tips to charity.

While many are collecting end of year bonuses and Christmas tips, one Vernon newspaper carrier decided she’d rather donate her tips this year.

12-year-old Madison Unrau has been a carrier for the Morning Star for over two years. She said that she knows lots of Vernonites like to tip the people who deliver their newspapers around this time of year and decided she’d rather give that money to a good cause rather than spend it on herself. Her charity of choice: The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund.

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PWRDF is the Anglican Church of Canada’s agency for sustainable development and relief by making financial and human resources available to partners around the world working to improve health, food security and livelihoods for vulnerable people.

“Well I go to All Saints church and they have a bulletin in the back that had a brochure on it and I decided that I would want to do that,” she said. “When you go onto the website, you can choose something to purchase and I’m choosing a water purification but there’s a lot of different options.”

Water Purification Systems in Cuba, which requires a minimum donation of $75. The PWRDF partnered with the Cuban Council of Churches on many agricultural initiatives to improve food security in rural communities. A new project to install water purification systems at churches will give villagers access to safe drinking water. Each donation of $75 will go towards providing clean water to a communal facility at a church.

“I wanted to do this because I like helping people and I thought it was a nice thing to do.”

Though she said she’ll likely receive more donations throughout the week, as of Sunday, Dec. 23, she had already raised $105.

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