Schools assist 30+ non-profit organizations throughout Central Alberta

June 24, 2019

Our school division spans across four counties (Clearwater County, Lacombe County, Mountain View County and Red Deer County) and operates 21 schools throughout Central Alberta. Each year our schools participate in a variety of activities that enhance our communities through responsible social action. This term is otherwise known as, "social justice.”

Social justice projects incorporate faith through servantship by giving back to the community. In addition to helping our school communities through a variety of school-wide projects and initiatives, our schools assisted the following organizations during the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Red Deer Food Bank Society
  • Sylvan Lake Food Bank
  • Blackfalds Food Bank
  • The Lord’s Food Bank
  • The Mustard Seed
  • Safe Harbour Society
  • Central Alberta Humane Society
  • Discover Wildlife Park
  • Medicine River Wildlife
  • Kerry Wood Nature Centre
  • Villa Marie – Covenant Care
  • Bethany Sylvan Lake
  • Timberstone Mews
  • Extendicare Michener Centre
  • Points West Living
  • Family Services of Central Alberta (St. Joseph High School’s Grad Service Project)
  • Central Alberta Children’s Advocacy Centre (École Secondaire Notre Dame High School’s Grad Service Project)
  • Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta
  • Pregnancy Care Centre
  • Terry Fox Foundation
  • Catholic Social Services
  • World Vision
  • Chalice Child
  • Free the Children
  • KidSport
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Red Deer Community Foundation
  • THINKfast
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • Prostate Cancer Canada
  • Diabetes Canada

Other meaningful projects include:

  • Staff volunteered at various organizations throughout the year including local food banks, homeless shelters and animal shelters
  • Helping a school in Guatemala
  • Cards with words of encouragement to the athletes of the Canada Winter Games
  • Blood drive
  • Friendship Meals at Sacred Heart Parish
  • Community  gardens
  • Wear “Plaid for Dad”
  • Pink Shirt Day (Anti-bullying)
  • Orange Shirt Day (Every Child Matters)
  • Blue Shirt Day (Autism awareness and Catholic Education Day)
  • Green Deer through the City of Red Deer
  • Crayola ColourCycle Program
  • Handcrafted Christmas cards for soldiers
  • Coats for Kids
  • Gifts for Grandparents
  • Singing Christmas carols in various neighbourhoods
  • Giving Tree at Christmas
  • Sponsor a foster child
  • Hats On for Mental Health Day
  • Walk a Mile in her Shoes
  • Bottle drives
  • We Day

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