Kenora Catholic Donation to Toonies for Tuition

Kenora Catholic Fundraises for Toonies for Tuition
Posted on 04/22/2020
This is the image for the news article titled Kenora Catholic Fundraises for Toonies for TuitionTom Shura and Frank Bastone hold large toonies(Kenora – April 22, 2020) The Kenora Catholic District School Board is giving the gift of Catholic education through a $4,739.37 donation to the Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association’s charitable foundation - “Toonies for Tuition.” The school board has been fundraising and collecting donations throughout the 2019 – 2020 school year.

“I would like to thank our families, staff and community members for their generous donations this year,” says Teresa Gallik, Chair. “In Ontario, we are very fortunate to have publicly funded Catholic education. Through the generosity of donations from our community, we can help students in other provinces receive the gift of Catholic education.”

Trustee Frank Bastone led a similar fundraising initiative in 2018 – 2019 that raised $2,499.30 and talked about why the initiative is important. “I have travelled to other provinces and networked with fellow Catholic School Trustees where provincial funding is either very limited or non-existent. Yet, we’ve heard the stories of the sacrifices that families have made to ensure that their children receive a Catholic education. These sacrifices made me all the more grateful for the funding of Catholic education in Ontario and aware of the need to assist those families that choose a Catholic education for their children.”

Toonies for Tuition provides tuition assistance to Catholic students in provinces that receive limited or no public funding for Catholic schools.

The Kenora Catholic District School Board is collecting donations for Toonies for Tuition on an ongoing basis. If you would like to make a donation, please call the Catholic Education Center at (807) 468-9851 or via email at Donations of $25.00 or more will receive a charitable tax receipt. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Learn more about the Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association Charitable Foundation – Toonies for Tuition.
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