May 25, 2015

Peel board students, staff raise more than $157,000 to support children and families recovering from the Nepal earthquake

Peel District School Board students, staff and families raised more than $157,000 in support of UNICEF Canada’s relief efforts in Nepal as part of a board-wide campaign on May 1. Schools held a variety of events encouraging students and staff to bring in a Toonie to support children and families affected by the earthquake in Nepal. 

"Our students, staff and families are always quick to respond when disaster strikes in other areas of the world," says Tony Pontes, director of education. "The dedication to help those in need is impressive, and I extend a sincere thanks to all of our staff, students and families for pitching in and working together for this cause."

“While the work to build back Nepal is far from over, the continued commitment and support from Peel District School Board in helping the children and families affected by the earthquake, is deeply appreciated,” says David Morley, president and CEO of UNICEF Canada. “Currently UNICEF is working around the clock to help deliver supplies, provide nutrition and clean water, and to protect children. We couldn’t do any of this without you. On behalf of children and their families in Nepal, thank you.”

The Peel board serves more than 153,000 students in kindergarten to grade 12. Operating 246 schools in the municipalities of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, the Peel board is the largest employer in Peel. For more information, visit www.peelschools.org​.
                                                                             
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Media contact: Anne-Marie Brown, Communications Officer, 905-890-1010 ext. 2626, [email protected] 
Reference: Avishka Juta, Communications Assistant, 905-890-1010 ext. 2098, [email protected] 
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