Our students got to wear sweat pants and a yellow or blue t-shirt last week if they brought in $1 or $2 for a displaced Ukrainian family currently in Estonia. Our 6th grade Dominic Savio Club came up with "Coin Wars" where students could bring donations to their classroom teachers and face off with the other homerooms to see which room brings in the most money for this family in need! Last week we really kicked things off with sweats/t-shirt day, and our students raised $1,300 total just on that day, blowing Dominic Savio's goal of $750 out of the water! We are so thankful for the kindness of our students and their families as we raise money for this special family. We learned that this refugee family in Estonia has taken in additional refugees and that the average monthly salary is approximately $500 US dollars per month. We are able to help feed and take care of these refugees for nearly three months and hope to be able to offer another three months of food and support. We are thrilled to be able to pass this money on to them!
Students still have until April 1st to participate in "Coin Wars" and may bring any loose change or piggy bank money from home, or any other donations, to their homeroom teachers up until then. Classroom totals will be figured by our Dominic Savio students -- which classroom will be the winner?
The 6th graders also led our school in a Peace Chaplet on Friday as a way to participate in the Consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We hope to have updated totals to share once Coin Wars comes to a close. Way to go, students!