Generous support makes Skool-Aid a success

This year’s Skool-Aid project is nearing completion. Skool-Aid is an initiative of the Trail Catholic Community to provide children of needy families with the school supplies to begin a new school year.

This year’s Skool-Aid project is nearing completion. Skool-Aid is an initiative of the Trail Catholic Community to provide children of needy families with the school supplies to begin a new school year.

Families of students from elementary and secondary schools in Fruitvale, Trail, Warfield and Rossland are referred to Skool-Aid through their school, Sanctuary, the Salvation Army Family Services, and the Family and Individual Resource Center (FAIR).

Thanks to the generous support of individual donors and community groups, this year’s campaign was very successful. Donations totaled approximately $6800, enabling Skool-Aid to assist over 110 children.

Supplies were purchased through Hall’s Basics at a discount. The staff at Hall’s Basics assembled the packages for each student and also delivered the orders to the referring agencies.  We are grateful to Hall’s Basics for their enthusiastic support of Skool-Aid.

We are also appreciative of the media support Skool-Aid received from both the Trail Times and KBS Radio. Thank you for helping us to get our message out.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the LeRoi Community Foundation, the Kiwanis Club of Trail, and the Sisters of Colombo. We would also like to recognize the generous support Skool-Aid received from the “Crowe House” and their sponsor teacher, Carol McIntyre. Crowe House is a group of socially minded students who fundraise throughout the school year and then disperse the proceeds to various charities.

On behalf of Skool-Aid, thank you to everyone who supported the projected. Your generosity has made a difference in the lives of these children.

Louise McEwan

Skool-Aid Coordinator for the Trail Catholic Community