Students and staff members at Bowmore Road Junior and Senior Public School, just south of Gerrard Street East between Coxwell and Woodbine avenue, have been busy in recent weeks raising funds and awareness for two important causes.
The morning of November 30, 2012, Grade 4 students from Robert Comendador’s class held a fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
With the help of parent volunteers as well as a donation from Merchants of Green Coffee, the students served freshly baked goods, hot chocolate and coffee to families before the start of the school day.
Thanks to the community’s support, the students were able to raise $250 for the Red Cross’ efforts to help those most impacted by the mega-storm in New Jersey.
Throughout the month of November, 11 of the local school’s staff members also grew ‘staches for Movember, an international movement that aims to raise funds and awareness about prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives.
Called Bowmore 7 Up, the diverse team (made up of teachers, caretakers, educational assistants and lifeguards) raised $2,625 for this important cause. The team’s lead ‘fun’raiser was head caretaker Randy Langlois, who collected $700, while music teacher Paul Butters came in second raising $500.