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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Catholic School Kingdom Project

Bruce Grey | by Robyn Garvey  

Students of the Catholic School Board are working hard for the Back Pack Program.

The United Way of Bruce and Grey has another 74 hundred dollars for its Back Pack program.

The money comes from students in the Bruce Grey Catholic School Board.

The students raised this money through the Kingdom Project challenge, which is based on the ancient Biblical parable of the talents.

Each of the 13 Catholic schools received 100 dollars from the Director of Education and were encouraged to use their talents and gifts to multiply it.

And they turned that 13 hundred dollars into 74 hundred dollars.

Director of Education Bruce MacPherson is proud of the challenge.

He says it not only provided students with a valuable lesson in social justice, but also gave them a chance to live out the Gospel parable.

Students were quite creative in the way they multiplied the money.

Some held bake and book sales while others organized dances, raffles and even dinner with live theatre events.

United Way Executive Director Francesca Dobbyn is also impressed with the students efforts.

Dobbyn says all the money will go into their Back Pack Program which provides back packs and school supplies to low income families to prepare their kids for school.

Last year the United Way distributed 22 hundred back packs filled with school supplies, and it cost 53 thousand dollars.


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