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Toronto Catholic District School Board

​Fundraising For Sister Amirah Jubo​ and the Missionary Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

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St. Andrew School wishes to thank all the students, parents, and members of the school community who have contributed to our unique fundraiser dedicated to Sister Amirah Jubo, a former staff member of our school, and her Missionary Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. 

Sister Amirah resigned her position with our school board in 2008, in order to dedicate her life to helping orphans and families in wartorn Iraq. She tends to injured victims and cares for the dying, living and hiding with them in the mountains and caves of Northern Iraq. We are very proud to say that Sister Amirah has influenced all of us in the school community by her unselfish dedication to those in need. 

As a former member of our staff, Sister Amirah reached out to St. Andrew requesting aid to help her purchase supplies for her mission work: medicine, food, clothing, school supplies, etc.
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Word of the need spread quickly, and students, staff, parents, and the community alike showed great enthusiasm and support. Many peeple dropped by the school office to donate money for the cause in person, and over $1200.00 was donated by the Iraqi community in Hamilton. A number of initiatives also took place in the school community, with proceeds raised from:  
  • A staff and student dress down day
  • School snack sales (veggie stix and hot chocolate)
  • “Souper Wednesdays” - Homemade soup was made and sold to staff during lunchtime
  • A student council and intermediate division bake sale

As a result, this caused an overwhelming response which in turn raised a grand total of $4,500!

We wanted to make sure that Sister Amirah received the funds before Easter and we are happy to have reached our goal. The majority of our ESL Adult Night School and our elementary student population is from Iraq and Syria, and despite the challenges our newcomer families face, they still managed to generously support this worthy cause.

We are very grateful to belong to a school community who made this fundraiser a huge success. The spirit of giving is alive and well here at St. Andrew School.

Below are pictures Sister Amirah has shared from her experiences living in and serving the people of Iraq. 

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