Students in the Grade 5/6 class at St. Matthew Catholic School recently organized and hosted a school-wide carnival. Carnival for a Cause was a response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the Ukraine. Students expressed an interest in helping to support families impacted by the mass evacuation of refugees.
Following a class discussion, it was decided a carnival would be held, with games made by the students and cotton candy sales in support of the cause. Thanks to a persuasive letter developed by the students, a local party rental store donated the cotton candy machine to help support the students.
The event was a huge success, with $1,166 being raised and donated to St. George Catholic Ukrainian Church. The money will be used to support a Ukrainian refugee family, that the church is assisting as they relocate to Canada.
“I want to thank our students and staff for their tremendous effort to help a family caught in a crisis of war half way around the world,” says Derek Morrison, Principal of St. Matthew Catholic School.