In June 2016, the Pietermaritzburg Community Chest, in its ongoing partnership with Alston Primary School, launched the Junior Community Chest 2016 with the grade 7 students of the school.In 2015, these students had undergone 3 months of intense leadership training in the Generation@ program, which is funded by the Vivian Reddy School Leadership Foundation. The students undertook to raise funds for a community outreach program. The beneficiary was the Pietermaritzburg Children's Home, and on Friday 2nd september 2016 the students had raised enough funds through entrepreneurial ventures in the school to buy winter gloves, beanies and scarves for the children of PCH. Although winter is firmly behind us, the students planned to ensure that winter 2017 would be one less burden for the children. All the members of the JCC will be in high school next year and hope to further develop their social entrepreneurial skills learnt in giving back to their community and adding hope to the lives of other less fortunate children around them. The community Chest salutes the philanthropic spirit of the school body at Alstin primary School and encourage other schools to enquire about how they can be involved in touching lives and restoring hope in their schools.