BIDDEFORD---Generosity, service, and community, hallmarks of the St. James School experience, and all on full display during the school’s Casual for a Cause initiative.
“Each month, students participate in Casual for a Cause where they decide upon a worthy charity for which to donate. This is decided upon by the Student Council,” said Nancy Naimey, principal of the Biddeford school. “It could be canned goods for the food pantry, scarves and mittens for the needy, or money for charitable organizations. So far, in the 2021-22 school year, the students have donated over $6,925.”
In exchange for a donation, the students are allowed to dress casually for the day and no matter the cause, the students have come through:
Biddeford Food Pantry (September) --- $551
Catholic Relief Services (October) --- $447
Animal Welfare Society (November) --- $455
Seeds of Hope (December) --- $490
Running Passion (January) --- $405
Kentucky Tornado Special Collection (January) --- $523
Campaign to End Hunger (February) --- $462
Camp Sunshine (March) --- $480
Ukraine Relief Special Collection (March) ---$1,577
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (April) --- $654
Pancreatic Cancer Research Special Collection (April) --- $528
Ronald McDonald House (May) --- $354
“We are very proud of our St. James School family for doing such an awesome job,” said Naimey.