2005-01-14 / Community

St. Francis de Sales Students Help Tsunami Victims

On Tuesday, January 4, Sister Patricia Chelius, the principal of St. Francis de Sales School, visited each class and asked the students if they would donate some of their own money to help the victims of the Tsunami. Sister reminded the students that the community of St. Francis de Sales was remembered by people all over the country on 9/11 and again when the plane came down in Belle Harbor. So many, many people were good to us, and this was an opportunity for each of us to think of and share with others. Throughout the week many wonderful things happened. A first grader emptied her piggy bank and brought in half of the contents ($101). A fifth grader contributed money that he had earned delivering newspapers. Six of the Grade 7 Confirmation students decided not only to contribute their own money, but to do a special project for the victims. They wrote letters to their neighbors asking them to contribute money to this worthy cause and went back at a later date to collect it. By Friday, January 7, the students had brought in $7,063.

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