Presbyterians across Canada—through their actions and generosity—are helping communities build more sustainable futures.

Whether it’s saving coins, advocating for change or hosting a benefit concert, Presbyterians prove that by working together, small actions can create positive change in our global village.

A Classroom for Every Child

This past Christmas, the congregation at Trinity York Mills in Toronto, ON raised over $9,000 for PWS&D to enable 36 students—a whole classroom—to go to school for one whole year. “Trinity is delighted to have experienced another positive Christmas project of this kind and looks forward to many more in the years ahead,” shares the Reverend Kirk Summers.

Children at Knox Presbyterian Church in Guelph taking part in the Sunday School Challenge

Children at Knox Presbyterian Church in Guelph taking part in the Sunday School Challenge

The Power of 50,000 

The small but energetic church school group at Knox Presbyterian Church in Guelph, ON, took the Sunday School Challenge during Lent to help families in Malawi living in poverty. “We started off by finding Malawi on our globe. The kids were surprised to see how small and far away it is!” shares Karen Bellamy, church school coordinator. The students raised $100, which was then matched by their church’s Christian Education Committee. “I’m happy that these donations will be used to help the people of Malawi. I’m also happy that this PWS&D program was available.”

Children at the Chinese Presbyterian Preschool hopped for Nepal

Children at the Chinese Presbyterian Preschool hopped for Nepal

Hop-A-Thon for Nepal

Chinese Presbyterian Church Preschool and Kindergarten in Vancouver, BC hosted a “hop-a-thon” to raise money for Nepal relief. “We were looking for a project to do because we felt it is important to teach children about empathy,” shares Athena Chu, the school’s principal. “Then we heard about Nepal. We thought this would be a good fit.” The preschool exceeded their goal and raised a total of $1,800 for Nepal.

Some of the talented performers from Knox Presbyterian Church

Some of the talented performers from Knox Presbyterian Church in Ottawa

A Benefit Concert for Nepal

Knox Presbyterian Church in Ottawa, ON hosted a benefit concert featuring the musical talents of local university students in support of PWS&D’s Nepal Earthquake fund. The concert raised over $1,200 toward relief efforts in Nepal.

 

Sometimes we wonder if our actions, gestures or small gifts really have an impact in a world filled with need. In response to God’s call to act, Presbyterians are making a difference—thank you for all that you do!

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