Ottawa Schools Raise $30,827.73 for OK Clean Water Project
The OK Clean Water Project committee extends a huge thank you again this year to the Ottawa Catholic Schools for the creative and spirit-filled activities that the students, staff and parents are involved in as they raised such generous amounts. Schools were involved in spirit days, bake sales, book sales, hunger lunches, walk-a-thons, coin lines, read-a-thons and many other fun-filled activities. Presentations given always found students and staff most interested and supportive.
Various fundraising efforts from twenty eight schools totaled an amazing $30,827.73 . This money will be used to purchase water pipes and other materials in villages in Kumbo, Cameroon. Congratulations to all for this support. Your generosity will enhance the lives of many more villagers with the gift of clean water. Water gives life!
The OK Clean Water Project began in 2003 as a partnership between a group of people in Ottawa, Canada, and a group in Kumbo, Cameroon, Africa. They work together to provide access to clean water for villagers living in outlying areas by laying pipes that bring fresh spring water from the hillsides to local compounds. Many of the residents in these areas have to rely on polluted stream water or walk long distances to carry water to their homes.
At this time we can happily announce that thirty villages have access to clean water thanks to the generous support of so many. We look forward to 2013 when we will celebrate our 10th Anniversary! To learn more please check out the website at www.okcleanwaterproject.org
|St. Elizabeth Ann Seton||McMaster|
|St. Emily||St. George|
|Holy Spirit||Pope John XX111|
|Thomas D’Arcy McGee||Holy Cross|
|Bayshore||Dr. F.J. McDonald|
|Holy Redeemer||Uplands Catholic|
|St. Bernard||St. Daniel|
|St. Clare||Holy Trinity|
|Guardian Angels||Monsignor Paul Baxter|
|St. Augustine||St. Anne|
|St. Rita||Our Lady of Mount Carmel|
|St. Monica||Barrhaven Childcare|
|Good Shepherd||Our Lady of Victory|