Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of March 19, 2007
Children slather sandwiches of love
St. Timothy's students gather clothes, water, food, for the Marian Centre to share with those in need
By BILL GLEN
- WCR photo by Bill Glen
Grade 2 student Amy Smale celebrates making another bologna sandwich.
"One week it might be cookies and water bottles, or a box of crackers and water bottles," Turriff said.
Brendan Callander says he feels really good inside because he knows he is helping someone else in the world.
"Some people don't really care to take the time and help them," said Callander, a Grade 6 student.
The school has raised money for the Marian Centre, but also for breast cancer research to help support two teachers who were recently diagnosed with the disease.
St. Timothy's has collected 1,439 water bottles. Turriff says the realistic goal for June is 3,000.
"I know we can't hit the pocketbooks too hard, but the kids are so receptive," she said.
"They hope that if they can help just one person get off the streets or to find a job - whatever it may be - that's what we are here for."
Little Amy Smale does not like the idea that some people are alone.
"I hope this helps people find someone," said the Grade 2 student.
The school has also been donating used clothing. Teachers and parents volunteer loading a van to take to the centre each week.
"A gentleman at the centre kept repeating 'St. Timothy, you are amazing,'" Turriff said.
"Parents donate the money. Every child signs up to bring bread, or meat. The response has been phenomenal. Every child has been involved in some form."
Grade 6 student Connie Ho hopes all their effort will put a smile on another person's face.
"They have to live through more than we do. They go through tougher times," she said. "They really have to know how to survive out there."
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