Posted on 03/20/2017
Students rallied together along with WE Schools educator Teresa Tagarelli to collect over 200 pairs of socks for the homeless during the month of October for Socktober. They all sported their favourite silly socks around the school as a reminder for others to bring in their new pairs to donate. In addition, students collected non-perishable food items for the Barrie Food Bank through WE Scare Hunger, and were thrilled to collect enough cans to fill 8 garbage bins full! Saint Marguerite d’Youville has been a dedicated supporter of WE Villages, empowering communities in Ecuador over the years and now planning to hold bake sales and freezie sales in support of projects in India. The WE Schools group is also deeply interested in learning more firsthand about First Nations communities in their area and spreading awareness about Indigenous rights and perspectives with their school population and community. Students (and parents) were so moved by challenges faced on their nearby First Nations reserve that they worked hard to collect hats and mitts that were delivered in support of the community. Click to view the rest of the report.