Sign of Hope Sir John Thompson has a wonderful and long tradition of supporting the Sign of Hope campaign. The tradition continues to be strong affording numerous events for all students. Our 2017 Activities included:Official launch by Mr. Bruce Klanke, Vice-President of Community Engagement, of Catholic Social Services and Mr. Rich Horning, Sign of Hope ManagerBake sales lasting for two weeksSign of Hope Raffle - over 60 prizes! Krispy Kreme saleRent-A-TritonSilent AuctionOur goal for the 2017 Sign of Hope Campaign was $3500.00With the Support of our generous families and sponsors we raised$8253.16 SJT has supported the Sign of Hope Since 1994. The longest tradition of support of any ECSD school!The funds raised through this campaign are used to operate much-needed programs for children, families and people in need right here in Edmonton and our surrounding communities. 91 cents of every dollar donated to the Sign of Hope goes directly to program services. How is your donation used?2% helps persons with physical and/or developmental disabilities3% helps mothers, children, and families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)3% helps seniors who are experiencing abuse or neglect5% alleviates poverty and homelessness6% helps street youth8% provides care and support for women and men living with HIV/AIDS9% provides housing and social supports to women and their children who are leaving domestic violence and abuse9% helps persons recovering from drug/alcohol addictions9% assists New Canadians as they adjust to life in our community9% provides spiritual life and volunteer services12% provides in-home supports for families at risk; parent teen mediation; foster care and family capacity support25% provides individual and family therapeutic counseling services; psycho-educational workshops; and adoption support and referral.