Students at St. Philomena Catholic Elementary School proved that a small-town school can make a big difference in the lives of children around the world.
Stephanie Sferrazza, a St. Philomena parent and a member of the Catholic School Council challenged the students to donate gently used t-shirts to students living in Haiti. Students had to collect the t-shirts over a three-day period.
Students collected more than 800 t-shirts that have been donated for students at a school in Haiti and for areas in Haiti that had been ravaged by hurricanes.
Principal Marie McKee said she’s incredibly proud of her staff and students for stepping up to the challenge.
“This little project had even more of an impact when that same weekend a school building collapsed in Haiti killing nearly 100 children,” she said. “It showed the reality of how the lives of children in Haiti are much more difficult than the daily lives of our children here in Fort Erie.”