Port aux Basques confirmation classes raise $900

By Lisa Brown - Special to TC Media

Published on April 12, 2017

Taking part in a stewardship project were (front, from left) William Osmond, William Dominie, Andrew Walters, Kolby Musseau; (back) Kyle Musseau, MacKenzie Hardy, Mikalya Allen, Chloe Tapp, Marissa Savoury, Kailey Strickland, Christa Keeping, Anna Keeping, Brady Hynes and Adria Skinner.

©Photo courtesy of Lisa Brown

PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. — As part of their stewardship project the first and second year confirmation classes of St. James Church in Port aux Basques were each given $5 and they had to come up with a project to increase this amount in three weeks.

In this short time the children collected over $900. Their projects included the selling of cupcakes, tickets on a gift basket and a video game.

The two classes met on April 6 to decide where their funds raised would be distributed. Gifts were purchased from the "Gifts for Mission" catalogue and a donation made to the "Mercy Ships."

The classes also decided to purchase a bicycle ambulance through PWRDF. The children put a lot of work into their projects and felt a great deal of pride to be able to help others in need.