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Social Justice in Action at St. Leo School - We Care Marketplace

On Sunday, many of the staff, students and families of St. Leo School gathered at the Clansmen parking lot on 111th Avenue and 109 St.  On the Friday preceding the weekend 173 students participated in making over 200 bagged lunches for the "We Care Marketplace" providing a take away lunch for a large number of Edmonton's homeless or impoverished men and women. These marginalized people, who gather weekly to get their food for the day and often for the week, count on groups like St. Leo School to provide food, hot soup, coffee, as well as clothing and personal hygiene items.

The driving forces behind the "We Care Marketplace" are members of the Sherwood Park Alliance Church, who show up weekly, every Sunday of the year, along with some other denominational groups to minister to the less fortunate. St. Leo School, as a Catholic community, has been blessed to join these groups, to contribute in a small way to Edmonton's homeless.   We would like to thank all those who came out to help as this was certainly a team effort.  We invite and encourage all schools in ECSD to consider participating at least once in the school year.  They are a wonderful organization and would welcome support.  If you are interested in getting involved in the We Care Ministries contact, Zane Nykiforuk at