In keeping with our motto ‘Reaching out to Others,’ this year for our Lenten outreach at the Ascension in Mount Pearl we partnered with the CNIB to provide materials for two worthy projects. One of the projects is the CNIB’s Annual Family Camp, and the other is the PREP Program. The camp is fully adapted to promote skill building and memory making for children living with sight loss. The PREP program provides those with sight loss the tools, skills, and social connections needed to navigate post-secondary life.
A list of possible donations was listed for both projects. Parishioners were delighted with the idea, and placed their donations in a tent that had been set up at the front of the church for that purpose.
On April 3rd, Amanda Halliday from the CNIB came to our 11:00 service, thanked the congregation on behalf of the CNIB, and collected the items that had been so generously donated by our parish.