Lenten Project a Huge Success: $2000.00 Raised

posted Apr 12, 2016, 5:14 AM by steve.mcgarrity@ocsb.ca
At the beginning of Lent, our St Jerome community began a social justice project supporting two very worthy organizations, "I Goat This" and "OK Clean Water Project". SHOUT and the PeaceBuilders helped to organize a variety of special days where students had an opportunity to make a small donation to show their support. In the end, our SJ community raised $2000.00 towards our two charities. Each group will receive a cheque for $1000.00.  Thanks to our student leaders who really stepped up to the challenge of surpassing last year's project. What does our donation buy for people in need? For "I Goat This", our funds will purchase 20 goats for impoverished families, and with "The OK Clean Water Project", we will be able purchase enough pipeline to send clean water another 500 m to a village in need.  Thank you for your support. God Bless.