Pat and Stephan talked to students at the Circling Our Angels Of Hope Student Leadership Training Day hosted by the Catholic Student Leadership Department over two days. Students from Holy Angels, St. Conrad, St. Malachy, St. Margaret, St. Pius X, St. Andre, Regina Mundi and St. Paul IV learned the various ways The Angel Foundation is at work in their schools and how they can be supporters of their peers through sharing and promoting the work of the AFL.
Students at St. Paul VI were treated to a special visual Easter snack by Michelle Dias, Student Nutrition Program Volunteer Co-ordinator. Principal Lilian Lio writes,
“Thank You Ms. Dias for your hard work, love and care for all the students. You are a mother to us all and demonstrate that healthy brains, healthy hearts develop from healthy appetites. Thanks for making the students feel your gentle love, spreading cheer and excitement when they open the Morning Meal Bins. You are awesome and we are so very Blessed to have you part of the St. Paul VI!
Happy Easter. We love you!”
When Precious and Mary Ellen decided they wanted to make bookmarks to raise money for a charity they found the perfect cause, the Kathy Harding Library Fund. Every year this fund, a part of our Boards charity, The Angel Foundation for Learning, awards a grant to a needy school to buy books for their library.
Enlisting the help of their classmates the girls made adorable, little bookmarks that they sold for .25 cents apiece. They were able to raise $103.00!
In recognition of their efforts Mary Ellen and Precious were presented with certificates of appreciation by Marisa Celenza, the Executive Director of the Angel Foundation, her colleague, Jennifer Tocci, and Kathy Harding. The presentation was done in the library with the rest of their class.
We are truly blessed to have such caring, motivated students in our community exemplifying their Catholicity and contributing to the common good.
Bonnie Moore, Library Technician, St. Antoine Daniel/St. Cyril
Nine-year-old Benjamin Howard of St. Joseph Elementary School, has used his artistic abilities to launch The Monster Project and is donating 25% of sales to The Angel Foundation for Learning. Benjamin and his monsters will be featured on Breakfast Television/CityTV on April 3. You can see and purchase these delightful monsters as t-shirts, prints, cards and toys on The Monster Project website or at the Toronto Art Crawl on April 7.
Cody Stout from @CharityGolf1 will be attending @AFLToronto golf tournament July 3rd – get your chance to watch him hit the longest drive for charity (best hit so far is 346 yards- registration is now open here!
Some of The Angel Foundation nutrition staff recently enjoyed participating in the annual Student Nutrition Ontario Vision Conference. The annual conference is an opportunity for staff involved in Student Nutrition Programs across the province to learn, network and be inspired for the year ahead through workshops and keynote speakers.