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Week of December 22, 2003
Schools raise $22,000 for CSS
Special to the WCR
Fifteen local schools have raised more than $22,400 for Catholic Social Services' Sign of Hope campaign.
Schools raised the funds through many fundraising endeavours: bake sales, chocolate sales, candygrams, raffles, carnivals, individual classroom campaigns and others.
Representatives of each of the schools were present at St. Joseph's High School Dec. 10 for a closing ceremony to the Kids Care Challenge and a cheque presentation to Graham Hicks, chair of this year's Sign of Hope campaign.
The campaign this year is trying to raise $1.75 million to support more than 100 programs offered in 16 communities throughout central and northeast Alberta.
Archbishop Emeritus Joseph MacNeil addressed the young people about the importance of giving, and superintendent Dr. Dale Ripley gave a litany of the programs Catholic Social Services supports.
The schools that participated this year were: St. Paul, St. Edmund, H.E. Beriault, St. Vladimir, St. Clement, Our Lady of Victories, St. Kevin, St. Thomas More, Louis St. Laurent, St. Rose, St. Elizabeth, Sir John Thompson, St. Cecilia, St. Boniface and St. Francis Xavier.
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