Meghan Onserio '15 delivers Crush cans to upper school lockers for Valentine's Day.

Meghan Onserio ’15 delivers Crush cans to upper school lockers for Valentine’s Day.

This year, Providence Academy gives a new meaning to Valentine’s Day. As tradition goes, Providence Academy Upper School Student Council sold ‘Crush’ soda for students to give to their significant others or friends. However, this year Student Council decided to give the profits to charity.

This is the seventh year that Providence has sold Crush cans on Valentine’s Day, but the first year where the profit goes to charity. Sharing and Caring Hands is a Minneapolis founded organization designated to help the poor.

The sodas were being sold February 12 and 13. Student Council decided to extend the sales an extra day to sell more cans.

As Providence policy, all students get one free soda. In the past years, the soda would sell for 50 cents. However this year, it was raised to a dollar to cover the cost and make a profit. A case of 12 sodas costs about $3.50, so for each case sold, Providence makes about $8.50.

Providence sells the sodas before they have them to make sure they don’t over buy. This year they bought and sold 45 boxes.

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