Let Them Be Kids

Let Them Be Kids is an all volunteer, non-profit organization created to build community capacity on the grassroots level, while building playgrounds, skate parks and fitness parks across Canada. These projects leave a legacy of community members who are inspired and better equipped to lay a strong foundation for a brighter tomorrow.

St. John Catholic Elementary School in Perth is a proud recipient of a 2010 Let Them Be Kids "Believe" Award! Every dollar raised by our community will be matched by Let Them Be Kids
to build a much needed playground at St. John's!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Perth Community Contributes $14,000 in One Week!

As we come into the final stretch of fundraising for St. John Elementary School's brand new playground, we continue to be amazed at how our school families, parishioners, neighbours and Perth service clubs continue to be generous and join so many others in making the kids' dream of a new school yard a reality! 

In the past seven days, St. John's students have received $14,000 in local donations from individuals and events! Absolutely amazing!

This past weekend, St. John Elementary hosted a huge fundraising dance, headlined by the amazing band Tailgate, which raised $8,000 for the playground. This fundraiser, coupled with generous donations from organizations like our parish's Catholic Women's League, the school's favourite pizzeria (Jersey Joe's!), and the fabulous Perth Firefighters' Association, helps bring us closer to our goal! 

Furthermore, extra fundraising events, such as St. John Catholic High School's popular dress-down day on a recent Friday, helped to raise $911.72! Thank you high school students for being role models to your younger SJ friends and giving back to your larger school community! 

As well, St. John's Elementary junior students hosted a bake sale last week, which raised a whopping $1,000.75. Thank you to all who enjoyed the sale's brownies and cookies, and to the many parents and teachers who baked late into the night to help make the bake sale fundraising a great success!

Below are this week's generous donors, who helped us have our biggest fundraising week since January:

St. John's Catholic Women's League
David & Angel Burke
Perth Firefighters Assoc
Lori McParland
Mark & Erin Monker
Dale & Jeanne Nugent
Greg & Terry Bowes
Jo Bali & Dominic Richens
Marie Kirkwood
Kevin & Nancy Jordan
Greg & Laurie McNally
Jennifer & Tyson Sweeney
Murray Blair
SJ Elementary junior students' bake sale
SJ Catholic High School casual day donation
Cooper Family cabinet raffle ticket sales
SJ Tailgate fundraising dance

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