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SDSS Fundraises for Ukraine

SDSS Fundraises for Ukraine
Posted on 03/14/2022
Graphic with SDSS Royals logo: "Saugeen District Senior School, Saugeen Shores, Ontario, Canada; Fundraising goal of $10,000 achieved; THANK YOU; $11,600; Red Cross Ukrainian Humanitarian Assistance"Around the world, a wave of blue and yellow is signaling heartfelt support for the people of Ukraine.  Recently at Saugeen District Senior School, students and staff came together following conversations about the gross injustices taking place to see what they could do to help.  After briefly contemplating a toonie drive, the school community decided to aim much higher by establishing a seemingly impossible goal of raising $10,000 with only three short days left before March Break to get it done.

Donations began to arrive from many staff with students encouraged to contribute with matching offers.  Families, friends, and neighbours also began to add to the drive, and by Friday, March 11, the school was just shy of its $10,000 goal.  A final Friday afternoon push resulted in an incredible $11,600 final tally!  With many helping hands, the donations were collected, counted, banked, and provided to the Red Cross Ukraine relief fund by the end of the day.

It is remarkable that the school was able to raise $11,600 to assist refugees who have fled Ukraine.  With a federal matching program in place, the Saugeen District Senior School Royals community is helping to make a huge difference in the lives of many.

To everyone who helped, shared a post, or donated to the drive, the Royals extend a huge "thank you" and feel truly fortunate to live in such a generous community among people who know that caring for others is the right thing to do.
Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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