The Noelle's Gift foundation has donated a total of $76,000 to the Lambton Kent and St. Clair Catholic district school boards to support students and families in need.
"We appreciate the ongoing support of the family of Noelle Paquette and Noelle's Gift for students and families in need," says Jim Costello, Director of Education for the Lambton Kent District School Board. "This generous donation will allow our schools to support students' success and well-being."
"We are so grateful to the Noelle's Gift charity for all that it does to help children in need, both in our schools and across our communities," says Deb Crawford, Director of Education for the St. Clair Catholic District School Board. "Their generous donations each year are a fitting way to honour the life and work of Noelle Paquette."
The $76,000 donation from the Noelle's Gift charitable fund is shared between the two school boards to support students and their families. The money is used to purchase essential items, such as eyeglasses, clothing, food, medicine and medical equipment. The funds are dispersed independently through the two school boards. Principals submit an application on behalf of the family in need and requests are processed quickly to ensure families receive support as soon as possible.
The Noelle's Gift charitable fund was established in memory of Noelle Paquette, a former Kindergarten teacher with the St. Clair Catholic District School Board, who passed away in January 2013.
A presentation involving representatives of the Noelle's Gift Foundation will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 12 p.m. at the Catholic Education Centre (420 Creek Street, Wallaceburg).
Members of the media are welcome.
For additional information contact:
Jim Costello, LKDSB Director of Education, 519-336-1500, Ext 31297
Deb Crawford, SCCDSB Director of Education, 519-627-6762
For reference information contact:
Heather Hughes, LKDSB Public Relations Officer, 519-336-1500, Ext. 31262
Todd Lozon, SCCDSB Supervisor, Communications and Community Relations, 519-627-6762 Ext. 10243