Students buy a cow for a family
Students of Carbonear Collegiate have big hearts when it comes to helping others in need.
Last Christmas students and teachers raised $400 to help a family in Sierra Leone.
Students donated money to Plan International Canada to buy a cow for a family. The animal will provide the family with milk and enable them to sell the extra milk to earn money to buy other essentials the family needs like food, clothing and supplies.
The remainder of the money was used to purchase classroom essentials for students.
The gifts of hope provide children in need of a better life with sustainable and lasting improvements in the areas of community health, education, and improved opportunities for self-sufficiency.
Since Christmas students also participated in Rice Day where they raised money for poor families in developing countries.
Most recently they participated in a fundraiser for Epilepsy where they raised money by purchasing purple arm bracelets and dressing in purple for purple day. The students continue to support worthy causes in their community and across the world.