Char­i­ties to ben­e­fit

The Sudbury Star - - NEWS -

The staff at the Con­seil sco­laire catholique du Nou­vel-On­tario (CSCNO) board of­fice will do­nate al­most $9,000 to five Greater Sud­bury char­i­ties to help sup­port those in need this Christ­mas sea­son. The Mai­son Mc­Cul­loch Hospice, As­so­ci­a­tion des je­unes de la rue, Neo Kids Foun­da­tion, Sud­bury Food Bank and CTV-Lions Chil­dren’s Christ­mas Telethon will each re­ceive $1,776. Through­out the year, CSCNO board of­fice em­ploy­ees can con­trib­ute $2 each week to take ad­van­tage of dress-down Fri­days. This ini­tia­tive is among the many other char­i­ta­ble en­deav­ours at CSCNO schools and at the board’s head of­fice. A num­ber of schools have un­der­taken to pre­pare Christ­mas ham­pers for un­der­priv­i­leged fam­i­lies, while some have be­gun a non-per­ish­able food drive for their re­gional food bank. Still oth­ers have cho­sen to help chil­dren in for­eign coun­tries by con­tribut­ing to the Sa­mar­i­tan’s Purse Canada Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child. Fi­nally, at CSCNO’s head of­fice, win­ter cloth­ing and per­sonal hy­giene items are be­ing gath­ered for do­na­tion to the As­so­ci­a­tion des je­unes de la rue. “The gen­eros­ity of our stu­dents and em­ploy­ees is a fine demon­stra­tion of the value of help­ing one an­other, which is so cen­tral to Catholic ed­u­ca­tion,” ed­u­ca­tion di­rec­tor Lyse-Anne Pap­ineau said in a re­lease. “I am proud to be part of this group of peo­ple who are so com­mit­ted to con­trib­ute to the well-be­ing of the less for­tu­nate mem­bers of our com­mu­ni­ties.”

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