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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Catholic Education Centre
420 Creek Street
Wallaceburg, ON N8A 4C4
Telephone: 519-627-6762
Facsimile: 519-627-8230
Director of Education
Dan Parr
519-627-6762, ext. 241
E-mail: [email protected]
Chair of the Board
Carol Bryden
For further information regarding
this release, please contact:
Superintendent of
Deb Crawford
519-627-6762, ext. 227
Ursuline College Chatham
Catholic Secondary School
Ray Power, Principal
Supervisor –
Communications and
Community Relations
Todd Lozon
519-627-6762 Ext. 243
[email protected]
Annual Kingdom Assignment Raises
$10,000 for United Way Chatham-Kent
St. Clair Catholic schools in Chatham-Kent have raised $10,000 for United Way
Chatham-Kent in the annual Kingdom Assignment projects.
Last fall, 30 groups of students, from Ursuline College and its elementary partner
schools, were each given $100 in seed money. The challenge was to use the
money to further God’s kingdom. Today, the students gathered to announce their
fundraising totals and to report on the interesting ways in which they chose to
help support the United Way.
“I want to thank each of you for your great work,” says Deb Crawford,
Superintendent of Education. “Each year the projects get more interesting and
more diverse. I don’t think we’ve ever had a year in which there was so much
variety in the kinds of fundraisers our students have organized!”
From whacky hair days to ‘who can blow the biggest bubble’ chewing gum
contests to student-teacher volleyball games to hot chocolate sales and Christmas
parades, the students reached out to lend a hand to those in our community who
need our help.
“It felt so good to pay it forward,” said one group of students from St. Joseph
Catholic School in Tilbury.
Members of United Way Chatham-Kent’s staff, as well as campaign co-chairs
Dean and Margery Muharrem, were on hand to accept the $10,000 donation on
behalf of the students and their schools.
Since its inception in 2008, Catholic school communities have raised just over
$70,000 for United Way Chatham-Kent, through the annual Kingdom