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Fundraisers

Holy Trinity is proud of the efforts of our students and staff who work diligently throughout the school year on many fundraisers that supplement student costs for school trips, and that contribute to important campaigns in our community. Some of our recent fundraisers include:

Annual Terry Fox Campaign

Holy Trinity demonstrates focused energy, enthusiasm and a lot of hard work in our effort to help those who are battling cancer. In September 2011, we raised just over $14,000 for this important cause.

Annual Honduras Trip

In April 2011, Holy Trinity students returned from a 6th trip to Honduras. Students helped to build an orphanage, 2 pillars for homes, and laid a concrete floor in a home. They spent a lot of time with children and built lasting relationships. Students organized many fundraisers for the trip including the annual Silent Auction Bowling Night. If you would like to make a financial contribution towards building materials for the orphanage, you can make a cheque payable to Holy Trinity SS. Anything over $20 will receive a charitable tax receipt.

Students also collect the following throughout the year to bring to those in need in Honduras: 

  • Single bed sheets, pillow cases (no blankets, please) 
  • Towels, wash cloths, face cloths 
  • Children's and women's shoes/sandals (in good condition) 
  • Children/ teen and adults clothes: summer jeans, t-shirts, blouses, skirts, dresses, pants, etc. (no jackets, sweaters or coats) 
  • Materials for use in sewing classes at a girls school 
  • School supplies (no binders or paper) House Collections

Each year, our Grade 9 Houses support four different charities. This past year, they collected items to support Casa Maria House, Crossroads Shelter, Ontario Public Interest Research Group based out of Sadler House, and Out of the Cold.

Toiletry items, clothing, coats, winter boots, small toys, and grocery store gift cards were collected prior to Christmas to supplement these charities in our community.

Speakers Forum & Coffee House

Our school hosts Speakers Forums as well as Coffee Houses with all monies raised going to the Good Samaritan Fund at our School Board.

Youth Emergency Shelter

Through dress down days, Holy Trinity financially supports the Youth Emergency Shelter of Peterborough, which provides emergency housing to youth who need a safe, warm place to stay - sometimes for a few days, sometimes for several weeks.

United Way Campaign

Each year Holy Trinity students and staff participate in the Board-wide United Way campaign. Monies raised through staff donations, fundraising activities, and dress down days is used to supports the work of 34 human and social service agencies delivering quality services and programs to every corner of the City and County of Peterborough.

Food for Kids Breakfast Program

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and provides students with the energy that they need to fuel their growing minds and bodies. However, many students miss the opportunity for breakfast and snacks for different reasons. Students who are provided with nutritious, safe food have reported improved attendance rates, enhanced school performance, better health, decreased behavioral problems, and increased attention span among their peers. Each year, Holy Trinity raises funds through donations and dress down days for the Food for Kids program.

Help a Village Effort (H.A.V.E.)

Clean drinking water is essential to survival and protection from water-borne diseases. Holy Trinity assists needy people worldwide who do not have clean drinking water through the 'Help A Village Effort,' (H.A.V.E.). Funds for this project are raised through dress down days and special events.

Huntington's Disease Fundraiser

Holy Trinity will take up the cause of fundraising and public awareness for a terminal illness called Huntington's Disease. In May, students can dress down for a day when they make a contribution. All dollars go to the local Huntington's Society.

Purple Pinkie Campaign

Polio continues to paralyze children globally and every child must be vaccinated to eradicate this disabling disease. During February, Holy Trinity is involved in the 'Purple Pinkie' campaign. By supporting this campaign with a purchase of a Purple Pinkie, students and staff are helping to make the pain and life-limiting effects of Polio, a thing of the past.