04/06/16

St. Thomas More Parish School Sends Support Around the World

Students from St. Thomas More Parish School presented donations totaling more than $26,000 to Chris Lewis, founder of the American Wheelchair Mission. The American Wheelchair Mission is a non-profit organization with a goal to deliver brand new, free wheelchairs and mobility aids to physically disabled children, teens and adults throughout the world who are without mobility or the means to acquire a wheelchair.

The donations were raised, in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus Council #3910 and the members of St. Thomas More Church. Students sold desserts at Friday night Fish Frys, served at Pancake Breakfasts, and helped take up a special collection at all the Masses at St. Thomas More Church during the weekend of April 3-4. Currently, the 8th grade students have challenged each grade level at the school to raise enough additional funds to purchase at least one chair per grade level.

Through their gift, St. Thomas More Parish School students are well on their way to transforming the world in a most positive way!