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Sts. Cosmas and Damian Collect 

Winter Clothing for Syrian Refugees 

Girl with pile of coats in kitchen 2
The Sts. Cosmas and Damian Catholic School community is pleased to share good news regarding a social justice initiative implemented by on our grade 8 students, Grace Bresar.
Grace was personally affected by the news she has been hearing regarding the arrival of the Syrian refugees arriving in Canada.  Concerned for their safety and comfort in our cold Canadian winters, Grace organized a Winter Clothing Drive.  She reached out to the school community, as well as her circle of friends and family, asking for the donation of new or slightly used winter clothing.  Her 2 week clothing drive resulted in the collection of over 300 items!!  Grace contacted the Member of Parliament for her riding to ensure the clothing was donated to the appropriate organization, to ensure they were delivered to the Syrian refugee community.” 

Above is the link - click on the play button and go to 52:05 where Marco Mendocino - our MP - acknowledges Grace's effort to collect winter coats for the Syrian refugees through Pathfinders and her school community, Sts. Cosmas and Damian.