This past may, students and staff from St. Matthew Catholic High School, in Orleans, Ontario, came together to raise $2,000 for the Canadian International Learning Foundation (CanILF) at their annual cake auction.
Now in its ninth year, the cake auction has become quite a tradition and a major event in the schoolâ€™s fundraising calendar. In preparation for the auction, students collect funds in their classes, to bid on cakes baked by various members of the school community. Each year, a charity is chosen as the recipient of the money raised during the event.
Approximately 160 cakes were baked this year, and the funds raised matched the highest total ever. The fundraising was also given a boost by CanILF President Ryan Aldred, who spent an entire day at the school in April, giving presentations to a number of classes on CanILFâ€™s Afghan School Project. In addition to that initiative in Kandahar, the funds raised from the cake auction will also help support CanILFâ€™s new Uganda Literacy and Education Program (ULEP).
Special thanks go to a dedicated teacher, Maura Tubridy, a group of senior students, and the grade seven and eight religion classes, who helped organize the cake auction and ensure its success, as well as the entire school community at St. Matthew. The students in Afghanistan and Uganda will certainly benefit from your generosity.
If you would like to host a fundraiser to benefit one of the Learning Foundationâ€™s projects, please contact us at [email protected] Our volunteer staff would be glad to help you plan the event!