September 10, 2019

Peel board declares Sept. 17 as Toonie Tuesday to bring hope to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian

​The Peel District School Board is encouraging its staff, students and parents to lend a helping hand on Sept. 17 to support individuals, children and families affected by Hurricane Dorian. All funds raised on Toonie Tuesday at schools and worksites will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross Hurricane Dorian Appeal. 

“At the Peel District School Board, we aim to instill the values of true ‘global citizens’ in all of our students and staff, encouraging them to help those in need,” says Peter Joshua, director of education. “We’re confident these efforts will make a difference in the lives of affected children and their families.”

Staff, students and families can choose to donate at Peel board schools and worksites on Sept. 17, or make an online donation directly to the Canadian Red Cross Hurricane Dorian Appeal at www.redcross.ca/Dorian/PeelBoard.  

The full extent of humanitarian needs will continue to emerge in the coming days, including the impact of Hurricane Dorian on Atlantic Canada. Your contribution will help enable the Canadian Red Cross to support emergency relief and recovery efforts and get help to people in affected areas as quickly as possible, including Atlantic Canada, should a need exist. This includes the delivery of much-needed supplies such as tarpaulins and shelter tool-kits to help people recover from this disaster. More details can be found at www.peelschools.org/fundraiser.​​

This is a completely voluntary campaign and any contributions are welcome. Donations of $20 or more will be eligible for a tax receipt. Online donations must go through the Canadian Red Cross website available at www.redcross.ca/Dorian/PeelBoard — please do not use the "Make a Donation" button in School Cash Online.

The Peel board serves more than 154,000 students in 257 schools across Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga and is the largest employer in Peel Region. For more information about the Peel board, please visit www.peelschools.org​

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Media contact: Peter Joshua, Director of Education, Peel District School Board, 905-890-1010 ext. 2006, peter.joshua@peelsb.com 

Reference: Audrey Crasto, School Communications Assistant, 905-890-1010 ext. 3360, audrey.crasto@peelsb.com 

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