Each year in May, for the past 11 years, students and staff at Stephen Lewis Secondary School will host its annual Charity Week, a week to come together and give back to a variety of worthy causes. This year, the school chose to support Doctors Without Borders Canada in Syria. Together, they raised $13,800 in support of the non-profit's immunization program to provide tetanus and measles shots for women and children in Syria.
Students and staff showcased their school spirit by leading and organizing a variety of initiatives, including food sales, tournaments, games and a school-wide Charity Carnival for the cause. In addition to the school-wide events, grade 10 business students donated all proceeds from their annual Business Venture Day to the charity.
To thank students and staff for their efforts, Doctors Without Borders have invited Stephen Lewis to visit its headquarters in Toronto to learn more about the work of the organization.
Doctors Without Borders staff in Canada "recruit medical and logistical personnel for field missions, raise public awareness and finance its international projects by raising funds. This non-profit organization provides a vital link between its work on the front lines of emergencies around the world and the network of supporters.
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