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Students raise funds for local & international needs

May 08, 2017

​Each year students and staff from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School come together to raise money for Chalice and their local breakfast program. To keep track of donations from each class, students created a thermometre poster outside of each classroom. Donations were brought in through various fun days and initiatives, such as 'tacky tourist day,' a fun day to dress up. Each class was provided with a catalogue from Chalice, which included items that can be purchased and donated to those in need at the international level. Each class discussed what items they would like to purchase and set their fundraising goal. This annual project allows students gain a global consciousness and better understand the needs of individuals and families around the world.

grade 2/3 students with themometre​Dalton, grade 2 and Lena, grade 3 said their class chose items such as sports balls, mosquito nets, soap, roosters, rabbits and fruit trees.  Their class raised almost $300 and 2/3 of that will be used to purchase these items and 1/3 will be donated towards Our Lady of Fatima breakfast program. Dalton says you need breakfast for energy, and you need energy to read.
grade 5/6 students with their themometre​Isaiah and Jack from Mrs. Mulhall's grade 5/6 class said raising money was easy for them, as their teacher "exploded with motivation." Their class aimed to raise funds for sports equipment, bottles/formula, a small business start-up, seeds and hens.  A lot of these items were chosen, as they are sustainable and won't be a one time use.
student with themometre​Chance, grade 5 says his class chose a lot of things related to education, such as school uniforms, shoes, and bags. His favourite item that the class will be donating to is the fruit trees, because he says it provides families with fresh food and they can eat it more than once, as it will continue to grow.
grade 1 student with themometre​Shalini's grade 1 class chose items such as school supplies, chicks and ducks, and blankets to stay warm.


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