ODESSA, TX (KWES) - UTPB’s Students in Philanthropy group has been working hard to raise funds for local non-profits during the course of the 2018-2019 school year.

Their hard work has paid off and the group has now donated over $16,600 to local non-profits.

During a special ceremony on April 16, the money was distributed among 11 non-profit organizations including Bynum School and Catholic Charities.

“All of the work has been student-driven,” said Cristy Batte, the Students in Philanthropy Director. “They planned and carried out every fundraiser start to finish.”

The group not only raised the funds for the donations but also decided which organizations would receive the money through an application process.

For more information on the UTPB Students in Philanthropy you can visit their website here or their Facebook page here.