Servite students host Humanitarian Week
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