October Spirit Day Raises Money for Multiple Sclerosis

Each month, students at Saint Columbkille learn about a cause and help raise funds for a designated nonprofit organization. This practice helps teach students of all ages the importance of philanthropy and giving back. Students who bring more than $1 to donate are allowed to dress out of uniform that day.

For the month of October, Saint Columbkille raised more than $683 for multiple sclerosis (MS) research with the MS Society and learned about the devastating disease. On October 26, students were asked to wear orange shirts and pinned orange ribbons to their shirts in recognition of those who have been diagnosed with MS.

“We were very pleased with the turnout for the October Spirit Day to raise money for MS,” says Alanna O’Grady, leader of the school’s Service Club. “Multiple Sclerosis is a cause we feel strongly about at Saint Columbkille and we’re glad to see our students getting involved and giving back.”