October 31, 2018

Dear Families,

The Canadian Food for Children is a registered charity with the Canadian government.  Their goal is to feed the poor. Joan and Andrew Simone started working with Blessed Mother Teresa in 1980.  In 1981, Mother Teresa requested that they send food to the poor in Tanzania and Ethiopia where people were suffering from malnutrition due to severe drought.  Food could not be purchased there and therefore the food they sent was a tremendous blessing.  With the approval of Mother Teresa, CFFC became an official charity in 1985 and presently sends food to 18-22 developing countries throughout the world.  The teachings of Jesus in the Gospels and their Catholic faith inspire them to do this work.

This year, at St. Vincent de Paul,  has been asked to participate in a school wide candy drive to help with the work of Dr. Simone. This candy is sent to developing countries to assist malnourished children in learning how to take medicine. This year, our drive will run from November 1st, 2018 – November 13th, 2018.

TIGERS- we need your help!!! Please consider donating some of your Halloween candy for this worthy cause. Please note that the preferred candy is HARD candy (suckers, Jolly Ranchers, Sweet Tarts, Rockets  are all good choices).

Thank you so much for your consideration!

The Student Leadership Team.