Month of Lunches Update
The money we raised through our Month of Lunches campaign ($14,900) is being used to feed TWO THOUSAND STUDENTS FOR SIX WEEKS from mid-May until the end of June. In addition to feeding the students the money has provided income for the people making the lunches and had a huge effect on the economy of les Abricots.
Please check the Thomas Haiti Facebook page for a letter and pictures from Madame Michaelle de Verteuil. This is also available on the St. Thomas High School website.
We are proud to announce that a total of $14,900 was raised by this year's campaign.
Based on the knowledge that $10 buys a MONTH of lunches for a student, we know that this money will go a long way to combat hunger. For most of the students, the meal they eat at school is the only one they have each day.
Thanks for the invaluable organizational support of Mr. Griffin's and Ms. Fabes leadership classes, Mr. Canuel, student council members, and our dance and tech crews.
This is an incredible achievement of which St. Thomas should be very proud.*******************
Sec II students at St. Thomas have been the proud supporters of our adopted school in les Abricots, Haiti for over five years.
Because we agreed to be long term sponsors for our school, Mme de Verteuil had a second school built on the same site. So, instead of only going to grade 4, students in the area have the opportunity to up to grade 9!
Profits from the businesses created and operated by Sec II IB students generate $7,000 per year. It is fabulous to see these young social entrepreneurs at work!
Great sites to visit:
b) Article & photos http://www.haitifutur.com/projets/Les_Abricots/index.htm
c) Video about Mme de Verteuil's work in Haiti
(3 minutes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIub2pLaZPo