ÉNDH Students Hold Hunger for the Homeless Event
After a successful run last year, École Notre Dame High School brought the Hunger For the Homeless initiative back on Friday, March 17th. The event was originally scheduled in October, but due to weather, it needed to be rescheduled.
The students were outside the school from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm with signs raising awareness of homelessness in Bonnyville and of course accepting donations. The students heard from special guest presenters from the Bonnyville Canadian Native Friendship Centre, the
Dr. Maragaret Savage Crisis Centre and Father Michael.
The school accepted donations from the public at the event and throughout the week. The non-perishable food items and cash donations were delivered to the local food bank by students on Monday, March 20th. The school collected eighteen boxes of food and donated just over $1000!
This project is a natural fit for the school as it is community-based and the students can see the impact of their actions firsthand. It allows them to develop empathy for those who are facing poverty, hunger, or homelessness.
Teacher Siobhan Winterhalt said, “It is important that we never forget how blessed we are and who has blessed us. God calls us to be His hands and feet here on earth and in these simple acts of service, we have the opportunity to create His Kingdom here by caring the those who are vulnerable in society. I am proud of our students and I look forward to the change they will continue to create within our community.”