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St. John's students raise $10K for Heifer International PDF Print
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 8:16 PM



DELPHOS — When was the last time you bought a llama? Or a water buffalo?

The St. John’s Liturgy Team sponsored a fundraising project for Heifer International. The students dedication to serving others shone brightly throughout this project. Students raised $10,000 for Heifer International.


Heifer International is a non-profit organization whose goal is to help end world hunger and poverty through self-reliance and sustainability. The way the organization goes about this is through donations to “purchase” animals and then they are distributed to countries in need.


It is amazing how they use these animals. They sell their milk, their wool, their eggs. They use them to help farm the land and produce more animals. It is a gift that keeps on giving.

The high school students raised money to buy different animals. In competition with each other, each grade level came up with creative ways to raise money. A few of the projects included a Car Wash, Bake Sale, Pie in the Face for selected staff, Tee Shirt Sales, Parishioner Donations, student donations and a Slush Sale. All of this money will help make life better for those who are not as fortunate as we are here in Delphos, Ohio. Each grade level who raised over $1,000 received the following prizes:

FRESHMAN: Free rootbeer from Mary’s A & W

SOPHOMORES: Donuts from Pat’s Donuts and Kreme

JUNIORS: Cookie & Ice Cream at Lunch

Seniors: Open Campus Exam Day

The Freshman class raised the most money, $3,329.95!

The Liturgy Team would also like to thank everyone who generously donated to this worthwhile project.




Last Updated on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 8:20 PM

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