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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Project Smile Success


"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do."  
 (Blessed Mother Teresa)
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Project Smile Winners 1.jpgMarshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School is pleased to share the great success of our Lenten Charitable Campaign entitled “PROJECT SMILE.” For the forty days of Lent, we supported an outstanding organization in Toronto that helps care for some of our city’s most vulnerable.  We partnered with WomenAide, a non-profit group, whose mission is to donate “goods-in-kind” to women and children who have suffered abuse.  SMILE stands for Show Mercy In Lenten Efforts” and focused on the collection of dental care products for women’s abuse sheltersWe collected toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss and mouthwash in pink bags for women and children escaping violence.
 
An incredible 8,103 dental care items were collected!  We wish to thank everyone who responded so generously to this Peer Ministry-lead campaign.  In particular:
·         The top three student donors:  Grade 10 student Jaelin Cisneros-Thomas who donated 1773 items, Grade 9 student Janna Sinlao with 226 items and Grade 12 student Paulina Rabalski with 216 items.  Combined these three McLuhanites contributed an outstanding 2168 items!
·         The top three classes:  Ms. Martin’s Grade 10s with 1773 items collected, our Life Skills students lead by Ms. Mischena, Ms. Murphy and Ms. Ciccone with 951 donations and Mr. Brohman’s Grade 9s with 275 items.
·         Father Damian Young-Sam-You, Pastor at St. Monica’s Church, and his parishioners for supporting this campaign.
·         The following dentists and dental offices for responding to our plea for support:  Maple Dental, Dr. Solomon at Eglinton West Dental, Dr. Butt and Arlington Dental, Dr. Brody, Dr. Lok, Lawrence Park Dental, Dr. Cristea and Dr. Pistol and Lawrence Park Dentistry, Dr. Behar and Family Tree Dental, Dr. Talsky and Albion Dental and Dr. Lee.
 
We are very proud of the 8,103 reasons to smile this charitable project generated!
 
From Linda Izzo, Chaplain &  MMCSS Peer Ministry Team
 
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