Students at Bishop Roborecki School learned a valuable lesson in standing strong for fellow students and communities in need, all while having fun and wearing their pyjamas.
To show their support for kids facing serious health challenges, students wore pyjamas to school to recognize kids in hospital who often wear pyjamas every day. They collected over $1,860, winning them the top school fundraising award for Saskatoon, while also learning the role that strength and determination play for children and families battling illness and injury.
The pyjama day fundraiser was part of Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Young Hero’s League program where school students raise funds for kids in hospital. Last year, students across Saskatchewan helped raise nearly $30,000.
The school and its generous students were recognized at the annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon where Bishop Roborecki School received the Youth in Philanthropy Award. Teacher Stephanie Chudyk and three students accepted at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Saskatoon Chapter event on behalf of all the students and staff.
Bishop Roborecki School’s fundraising total supported a new 4D Ultrasound Probe for maternal care, along with an INVOS machine to help protect the brains of newborn babies, and an AEEG Monitoring system for early detection of seizures in high-risk premature babies. This critical equipment allows maternal and pediatric health care teams to provide better care for Saskatchewan’s youngest and most vulnerable patients.
This story was originally published by the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation.
Photo by David Stobbe