Penticton firefighters donate calculators to Pen High. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton Fire Department)

Penticton firefighters helping math students one calculator at a time

Penticton Firefighters’ Charitable Society has donated over 30 calculators to Pen High in six years

Math students at Penticton Secondary School are rich in calculators.

For the sixth year in a row, the Penticton Firefighters’ Charitable Society has donated 10 Number Texas Instrument 83 Plus graphing calculators for the high school students to use.

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“We saw the need there and so every year we donate,” said Chris Forster, deputy fire chief and head of the society. “What they do is keep an inventory and sign them out like a textbook.”

Penticton firefighters raise funds throughout the year, he added. There are no administration costs so 100 per cent goes back to the community.

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In total, the society has donated roughly 30 to 40 calculators over the years to help students in Math 11 and 12 crunch numbers.

“It’s a good community program that the firefighters are involved with,” Forster said. “Once a year, we are able to donate them all to Pen High and they can then have this nice inventory that can make it a bit easier.”

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