Milk Bags For Mats
St. Patrick Catholic School, Harrowsmith kicked off their Lenten project with an Ash Wednesday Prayer Service in the gym. "Today I'm Gonna Try and Change the World" by Johnny Reid played while the students assembled. Two grade 8 girls explained our mission of collecting 1000 milk bags during Lent so that they might be used to make mats for people in third world countries, especially victims of the Ebola virus. The children were very receptive to helping others in this simple way. A display has been set up in the main foyer explaining this Lenten project and a graph has been created to monitor our collection of bags. Already milk bags are coming in. Our parish community, St. Patrick Catholic Church in Railton, have joined in this great cause. We anticipate exceeding our goal of 1000 milk bags and hope visitors to the school will be inspired to join this social justice cause as well.