Social Justice Projects
TERRY FOX CAMPAIGN
The annual Terry Fox Run was a huge success and our school was able to collect $298.45 to donate to the Terry Fox Fund and cancer research. Well done, St. Anne!
SIGN OF HOPE
During the Advent season, we remembered those around us who were lacking in basic needs and we reached out to them.
For our Advent social justice project, St. Anne School raised money to support the Sign of Hope campaign and the ECS Foundation.
The Sign of Hope Society is a non-profit organization responsible for the fundraising and community relations endeavors of Catholic Charities and Catholic Social Services. Every year, the society holds a fundraising campaign in communities throughout central and northeast Alberta (as defined by the boundaries of the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton).
The Edmonton Catholic School Foundation wants to preserve, protect and strengthen Catholic education. They work towards providing financial assistance where they can when needed to help remove challenges students face that may prevent them from having and achieving the best educational experience possible.
To raise money for these charitable organizations, St. Anne participated in two activities. On December 20th, we held a Break the Rules Day, and on December 22st, the students entered a Best Seats in the House movie raffle.
The money received at our Family Advent Mass collection was also put towards our Advent social justice projects. In total, we collected just over $722. Well done, St. Anne!
At the same time, students created a giant gingerbread house for our school community to fill with food donations for the Edmonton Food Bank. We collected over 74 kilograms of food!
Students overwhelmingly supported these wonderful causes and had fun while doing so!