MONTREAL, NOVEMBER 28, 2012- Students at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School (6855 Cartier) in Rosemount, will be hosting a “Dress Down” fundraiser on Friday, November 30 in order to raise money for the displaced Syrian children and orphans.
In order to escape the violence of the on-going civil war in Syria, thousands of individuals, including a large majority of children and teens, have fled the country to neighbouring regions. They have been forced to live in refugee camps under extremely difficult conditions. As winter approaches, the need for help increases. “Working with the ICNA-Relief Agency, our school will collect funds that will go directly to help orphan children with basic necessities, as well as help them get back to school,” says Principal Michelle Stein. “While schooling in the camps is free, a fee of $20 a month must be paid for each child to allow them to be bussed to the location of the schools.”
The funds raised at this event will help minimize transportation costs, provide the children with much needed school supplies and the basic necessities for survival such as food and winter clothing.
In a combined effort, the students at Pierre Elliott Trudeau will be asked to bring in a one dollar donation in support of this much needed cause. Although larger donations are welcomed from the community, they are not obligatory.