Schools Support Me to We in Many Ways

Howick’s Help for Haiti Night Huge Success!

Me to WeOver 200 people attended a Help for Haiti Family Skating Night at the Howick Arena, and raised $850 for clean water for Haiti. This event was organized by the Me to We Group as part of their commitment to an international aid project. The event included a raffle table, two hours of skating and refreshments. Howick C.S. would like to thank all individuals who volunteered their time to help make this such a fun evening for families. They would also like to thank the following individuals and businesses who donated items for our raffle:

  • Township of Howick – donated use of arena and ice time
  • Watson’s Home Hardware – donated use of popcorn machine
  • Tolton Family
  • Musgrove Family
  • VanVeen Family
  • Koster Family
  • Haelzle Family
  • Wroxeter Variety
  • Belmore Syrup Festival
  • Howick Figure Skating Club
  • KFC Wingham
  • Subway Wingham
  • Tim Horton’s Wingham
  • Howick Mutual Insurance Company
  • Grumpie’s Restaurant, Wingham
  • Coffee Culture, Wingham
  • Bare Necessities, Fordwich
  • New Orlean’s Pizza, Wingham
  • CIBC Brussels Branch
  • Bargain Shop, Wingham
  • Valumart, Wingham
  • Stainton’s Home Hardware, Wingham
  • State Farm Insurance Company, Richard Gibbons

Submitted by Shelley Blackmore

One Night Out at Stephen – Homeless Awareness Night

Stephen Central Public School students from grades 5 – 8 will soon have the opportunity to spend the night at school. Our school will be a shelter for the students from 3:00 pm till 7:30 am the next morning. Students will make cardboard houses or set up tents to sleep in. The students also get pledges and depending on the amount of money they raise, contribute to items they have the privilege of having during the evening. Students bring what they would like for the night, and it is locked up. Students are then paid tokens for the amount of pledges and also can earn tokens for acts or talents on our make believe street (the halls of the school). Students then can purchase mats to sleep on, or some of their personal belongings.

We did this event last year and raised over $800.00 for Me to We. The students really enjoy the evening and it brings a true sense of community to the school.

Submitted by Kim Ryckman, Janice Buist and Heather Rempel

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