St. Monica’s “House of Cans” Finds Home at the North Texas Food Bank

St. Monica 8th graders are involved in a month-long project in observance of Homeless Awareness Month. The student council teamed up with 8th grade social justice teams to plan and execute a fundraiser culminating to a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Monday, January 28th that unveiled a ‘house’ constructed from canned goods which was donated to the North Texas Food Bank. Principal Pat Dulac did the honors of cutting the red ribbon in front of two school assemblies. After the ceremony, the students loaded the cans into the NTFB truck. Families from St. Monica contributed to the can drive throughout January. A fundraiser called ‘Buck-a-Jean Day’ on January 18th raised an additional $533.00 which was also used to buy cans for the drive. In total, 8,000 cans, plus $2,000 cash was raised by the dedicated students which will provide 20,000 meals for those in need in North Texas.

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