Stella Maris School holds blanket drive thanks to Grade 8 students

 

 

Emily Francis and Noah Robinson raised over 50 blankets in the school-wide drive recently at Stella Maris School. The two students, who had attended a social justice forum at the University of Windsor, donated the blankets to the Downtown Mission in Windsor.

Emily Francis and Noah Robinson raised over 50 blankets in the school-wide drive recently at Stella Maris School. The two students, who had attended a social justice forum at the University of Windsor, donated the blankets to the Downtown Mission in Windsor.

By RTT Staff

 

A pair of Grade 8 students at Stella Maris School have helped those served by the Downtown Mission in Windsor thanks to a blanket drive they organized.

Emily Francis and Noah Robinson raised over 50 blankets in the school-wide drive, which ran from March 17-28. The blankets were delivered to the Downtown Mission last Friday.

“We got picked to go to a social justice forum at the University of Windsor,” said Francis.

Francis pointed out that after the Feb. 21 social justice forum, students had to bring something back to their communities and schools to help raise awareness of a cause. Francis and Robinson chose to help the Downtown Mission through the blanket drive due to this year’s winter weather.

“It was a cold winter and we felt bad for people who don’t have homes,” said Francis. “This winter was really bad.”

The students were happy they were able to assist those in need and were pleased their school stepped up and helped them with the cause.

“We were helpful to those people that are hopeful,” said Robinson.

Both Robinson and Francis hope to continue such charitable actions in the future and believe others should follow suit.

“People should start stepping up in their communities and do things like this at their schools,” said Francis.

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