Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools raise nearly $15,000 for social justice project – Red Deer Advocate
Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools launched its first annual divisive social justice project on May 9 and raised $14,814.
This year, staff supported the Morning Star program – a safe haven for women – launched by Catholic Social Services. Morning Star provides vulnerable, at-risk or exploited women with a safe place to access basic necessities, such as hygiene products and laundry services.
“We are very grateful for the many contributions to our division’s social justice project, Reach for the Stars, in support of the CSS Morning Star program. Thank you for opening your hearts and coming together to support the most vulnerable and marginalized in our community,” said Superintendent Kathleen Finnigan.
Project activities included a video launch with a “Gear Down for a Good Cause” themed week from May 9-13 with a $20 donation.
On Professional Development Day on May 6, staff could order lunch from Café Millennium or Bo’s Bar and Stage, with a portion of the proceeds going to the cause.
A 50/50 draw was held from May 20 to June 2 and the winner, Kristie McCullough, vice principal of St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School, took home $5,967.50.
“It’s amazing how our division has come together to support such an important cause in our community. When we work together, we can accomplish great things,” said Tara Lawrance, counselor/teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School.
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