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Global Perspectives Cheer: Bombs Away!

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Global Perspectives Cheer: Bombs Away!
by Gord Ritchie - Tuesday, 17 March 2009, 12:39 PM
Global Perspectives Cheer: Bombs Away!


The Stelly's Global Perspectives program has been busy in the weeks leading up to Christmas. After completing our amazingly successful Grade 12 -"gala fundraiser" evening in November ( $20,000 raised to build a school in Peru), the Grade 11 group headed up by Carolyn Hait and Alexandra Bicknell, took on the Sock Bomb Project.

Over the past 2 weeks, the group along with huge support from the Stelly's School community (including local businesses - Rexall and Pharmasave, Wallmart...) put together 300 "sock bombs" (bags of socks, toiletries and basic essentials), bags of baked goods, pet food, and even festive bags of granola from Ms Penny Lim's cooking classes.

On Wednesday night (Dec. 17) a group of 32 students and staff, handed out the "bombs", and served over 240 dinners to the homeless at "Our Place" (Victoria's homeless shelter). It was a great evening for all involved. The Global Perspectives Program would like to thank the entire Stelly's community for all your support and donations. Well done Stelly's!