Each month St. Mary has a dress down day. The money raised from these days go towards different community service agencies or charitable organizations as well as community needs. Some of the agencies include: Development and Peace, Habitat for Humanity United Way, The Mount Community housing project, and Wells of Hope.
St. Mary is proud of the efforts of our students and staff who work diligently throughout the school year on many fundraisers that supplement student costs for school trips, and that contribute to important campaigns in our community. Some of our recent fundraisers include:
Annual Terry Fox Campaign
St. Mary demonstrated focused energy, enthusiasm and a lot of hard work in our effort to help those who are battling cancer.
United Way Campaign
Each year St. Mary students and staff participate in the Board-wide United Way campaign. Monies raised through staff donations, fundraising activities and dress down days is used to supports the work of 34 human and social service agencies delivering quality services and programs to every corner of the City of Kawartha Lakes
Food for Kids Breakfast Program
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and provides students with the energy that they need to fuel their growing minds and bodies. However, many students miss the opportunity for breakfast and snacks for different reasons. Students who are provided with nutritious, safe food have reported improved attendance rates, enhanced school performance, better health, decreased behavioural problems, and increased attention span among their peers. Each year, St. Mary raises funds through donations and dress down days for the Food for Kids program.