Second Intermediate Hunger Sleepover (Feb 2016)

Our second (annual) Hunger Sleepover was a huge success.

Thank you to all staff and students who supported our recent Hunger Sleepover 2016 event. It was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who talked about it with their students. Stay tuned for our next Better World Project event.

Students raised $8,824 to help rebuild a school in Haiti (with Free The Children) and to help teens at Longfields and Ottawa (with Kids Help Phone).

Here are some more numbers and thank yous:

  • 83 students participated and 73 students slept over.
  • At the time of the sleepover, $8,824 was raised. (A few online donations are still coming in.) This means $4,412.32 has been raised for Free The Children and $4,412.33 for Kids Help Phone.
  • Thanks to the 9 staff members / parents who slept over. (Thanks Andrea, Mike F, Caroline, Brad, Nan, Becky, Glen, Steve and parent volunteer Syeda Rizvi for sleeping over!)
  • Thanks to the 20 staff and parents who helped out with the event (Thanks Darren, Souhila, Ann-Marie, Roddy, Sophie, Janet, Suzanne, admins Jenn and Mark, and parent volunteers, Christina Thiele and Susan Farrell)
  • Thank you to Ambassador Frantz Liautaud, and Minister-Counsellor Ann-Kathryne Lassegue from the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti who spoke at the event, supported by other ministers and embassy staff
  • Thank you to Free The Children Motivational Speaker Tristan Jones and Educational Programming Coordinator Erika Medeiros who spoke about what Free The Children is doing in Haiti.
  • Thank you to Kids Help Phone Community Fundraising and Corporate Development Manager Jessica Pancoe who spoke during our Amazing Race about what Kids Help Phone does.
  • Thank you to The Works BARRHAVEN for donating the cost of breakfast.

Here is the information presentation that was given to students on Thursday January 7.

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