Thursday, 06 June 2019 20:13

Catholic school students give back to children in need

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BANGOR - Thursday morning, students at All Saints Catholic School in Bangor made a generous donation to Catholic Charities Maine.

It included a check for $475 and bins full of socks and underwear that will go to children who need them.

 

The idea was created by the student leadership team and they were excited to help other kids their age.

 

"Well I think we came up with the idea earlier in the year and then we've been working toward it for awhile," said Julia Burns, a sixth grade student.

 

"It made you feel kind of good, I guess," said Claire Metzger, who is also in sixth grade at the school.

 

The donation will benefit different Catholic Charities of Maine programs, including child development centers in Portland and Biddeford as well as refugee and immigration services.

 

Principal Matthew Houghton was proud of his students for stepping up to the task.

 

"It's just great to see kids as leaders and kids solving our community problems," Houghton said. "It was rewarding for our staff and for me as principal."

 

Principal Houghton said this was the last of eight community campaigns that students took part in this school year, and he looks forward to seeing what the leadership team does next year.

Alex Bobbyn

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