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McLuhan's Lenten Campaign A Huge Success: WARM SOLES for Covenant House
 
“…Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters, you do unto Me…" -Jesus (Mt 25: 40)
In the Lenten Season, we at Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School turned our focus once again to reaching out to those in need.  This year our charitable Lenten campaign was entitled “WARM SOLES” and supported an outstanding organization in Toronto.  Covenant House serves runaway and homeless youth aged 16 to 24.  This Catholic organization changes lives by providing the support and services for needy youth under one roof. A national leader in youth homelessness education and advocacy, Covenant House helps at-risk Toronto teens.  Our “Warm Soles” campaign was officially launched at our Ash Wednesday Masses on March 5th and ran for the forty days of Lent. 
 
Via our Day 1, Period 4 classes, we collected new socks for the young people served at Covenant House.  Why socks?  These basic necessities are one of the most requested items at shelters and one of the least available. 
 
We are pleased to share that 4217 pairs of new socks were donated to Covenant House.  The Peer Ministry Team, lead by Chaplain Linda Izzo, are absolutely astounded by the success of this charitable initiative.  Several students donated an overwhelming amount of socks, as did Grade 12 Peer Minister Maria Castellanos (pictured) collecting 511 pairs of socks.  Other students who amazed us with their charitable spirit are:  Vincent Pham in Grade 12 with 323 pairs collected, Paul Nunes in Grade 11 with 304 pairs and Grade 9 student Jaelin Cisneros-Thomas with 220 pairs donated.
 
Special thanks go out to these sock companies who made donations to our campaign:  McGregor, Gertex and Norelda.
 
The charitable spirit is truly alive at McLuhan!
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