Servite stu­dents host Hu­man­i­tar­ian Week

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Ayer's Cliff

In­spired by their con­tact with stu­dents from France, Aus­tralia and the United States, the Stu­dent Coun­cil of Col­lege Servite, in Ayer’s Cliff, is or­ga­niz­ing the first edi­tion of Se­maine Hu­man­i­taire du Col­lege Servite which takes place from De­cem­ber 10th to the 14th. Used cloth­ing, money and non­per­ish­able food col­lec­tions, vol­un­teer­ing, hu­man­i­tar­ian chal­lenges, Amnesty In­ter­na­tional greet­ing cards, and vis­its to se­niors homes will all be part of this week ded­i­cated to the ser­vice of oth­ers, com­pas­sion and com­mu­nity.

Peo­ple can bring used clothes to the school all week long, de­posit­ing them in the school’s en­trance. The cloth­ing will go to the fam­ily coun­ters in Stanstead and Ma­gog. Greet­ing cards will be writ­ten and sent out by the stu­dents to po­lit­i­cal pris­on­ers through Amnesty In­ter­na­tional. Stu­dent vol­un­teers will wrap presents at the Cana­dian Tire in Ma­gog, giv­ing the pro­ceeds to the Mem­phrem­a­gog food bank. Stu­dents will do mu­si­cal per­for- mances at the se­niors res­i­dence in Ayer’s Cliff and at one in Ma­gog. This Fri­day, stu­dents can pay $3 each for the op­por­tu­nity to wear reg­u­lar cloth­ing at school in­stead of their uni­forms. That money will be do­nated to the Mem­phrem­a­gog health cen­tre.

Like ev­ery year, Col­lege Servite stu­dents will present a Christ­mas Show on De­cem­ber 20th with the ad­mis­sion fee be­ing the do­na­tion of a non­per­ish­able food item. Those items are then given to lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions that pro­vide Christ­mas bas­kets to fam­i­lies in Ayer’s Cliff and Stanstead.

And fi­nally, each class, from now un­til the school’s Gala Coup de Coeur on Fe­bru­ary 20th, must find a way to sup­port the Servite school Petit Goave, in Haiti. Th­ese ini­tia­tives can in­clude fundrais­ing, school

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