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Assumption Cares Overnight Fundraiser

It raised over $10,000 for St. Vincent de Paul

Brant United Way

ACS is a proud supporter of the Brant United Way. Again this year staff and students have the opportunity to support The Brant United 2015 Campaign: Together We Are Possibility. The staff of Assumption College is challenged to support this worthwhile cause in our community through payroll deductions, and through a special draw for a $100 Keg dinner gift card. Students are encouraged to give through a $2.00 donation for special dress down days, the first of which was held in September. To date, Assumption College has donated close to $10,000 in the last few years. On their website, United Way Brant states: “Approximately 45,000 citizens or 1 in 3 will be helped by our 18 Member Agencies who deliver quality services and programs for citizens in our community.”

Environmental Clean Up:

We have on 9 different occasions been involved in a full day waste clean up either along the Grand River or in the west Brant area.

Fair Trade Sale

Fair Trade Sale helps workers in the developing world get paid a living wage for their efforts.

Habitat for Humanity

ACS students helped build a home for one of our lions. The home was wheelchair accessible and students worked long and hard hours to finish the home.

Relay for Life:

The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is a 12-hour, overnight event that involves teams of 10 taking turns walking around the track, raising thousands of dollars to fight cancer and to help family's coping with this disease. Relay For Life is a meaningful way for high school students, teachers and staff to show family and friends affected by cancer that, together, we have the power to make a difference. The event is also filled with hope as it gives our community an opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors and honours the memory of those who have been touched by the disease. This event started for us in 2002 and we have run eight in total, the last being this past spring of 2015. We have as a group raised over $460 000 for the cause. Our next event will take place in the spring of 2017!

St Vincent de Paul

Assumption College supports our local chapter of the St Vincent de Paul. A donation bin is located in our cafeteria and we have monthly scheduled pick-ups from the Value Store. Over the past several years we have also participated in Halloween for Hunger where our staff and students gather food donations, and clothing for the SSVP and local food bank. This year Assumption will be participating in the "Bed for Every Child Campaign." To date over one hundred new beds have been donated to local families in need. The Assumption Community has dedicated much of their fundraising and awareness efforts to the St Vincent de Paul Society. Over the past few years we have raised over $17,000 for our local chapter. During the 2013/2014 school year our tech department build a stainless steel donation bin which we have permanently stationed in our cafeteria. Approximately every two months we fill a truck with donations of food, household goods and food. Our staff has participated in a Service Day where we worked along side the Value Store volunteers. We sorted clothes, painted walls and made minor repairs to the building. We have an on-going partnership with the SSVP which allows us to periodically send groups of students or classes to the store to volunteer. As a school community we have had several dress down days, food campaigns and classroom fundraisers for the society. We also inititated a Bed for Every Child Campaign. Approximately 100 staff members and students gave up their bed for a night and slept on the floor of our cafeteria and library as a symbol of those in our community without beds. This event alone raised $10,000. In the spring of 2016 we will be hosting another sleepover event. Our goal is to raise $20,000 for the St Vincent de Paul. We would like much of the money raised to be ear-marked for bed kits for children in need in Brant county.

30 Hour Famine and Thinkfast 

30 Hour Famine and Thinkfast which raised over $15000 for Development and Peace.

Tree Planting

We have been working with the Brant Tree Coalition for the past 4 years along with community members and other schools to plant over 50 000 new trees in the Abbott Court Area, just off garden ave. We have also worked with them of several other projects prior to and have also been applying for grants through Union Gas to plant trees on the Assumption College property. (contact Ms .Moffitt for more info)

Vow of Silence 

Acting as a voice for the voiceless, calling public attention to a number of justice issues in the third world, run by the ACS Social Justice Committee 

We Day

Which raised over $10,000 for St. Vincent de Paul

The social justice team attended We Day in Toronto on Thursday October 1st, 2015 with Miss. DeGrandis. We Day is a celebration of youth for making a difference in their local and global communities. 

Our group was granted floor seat access for our contributions as Lions and in turn met a variety of celebrity ambassadors. These ambassadors lend their time and talent to empower youth around the world and we were lucky enough to learn from and meet some of them in person (such as Craig Kielburger himself)! 

We are so thankful for the opportunity and feel inspired once again to lead our school community through various justice based events. Thank you Lions for your continued support in making our world a better place for all!

We Scare Hunger Campaign

Thousands of pounds of canned foods are collected, generously by students at ACS on Halloween Evening, which is then donated to the less fortunete in our community.