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What Will You Give Up for 24 Hours?

Fasting could lead to big changes for local children.


Halton Catholic Children's Foundation

24 Hour Fast

March 27 & 28

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The Knights of Columbus is once again helping local children and families in need by taking part in the annual HCCF 24 Hour Fast.


A fast can include food, but also can be defined as fasting from social media, electronics or other technologies that are used on a regular basis. Similar to a Walk-a-thon, team members taking part ask friends, family and colleagues to make a donation to help them reach their personal fundraising goal.


The HCCF is an independent charity that has partnered with the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) to support their students and families in need. HCCF raises funds to help HCDSB students overcome financial barriers to learning, with the ultimate goal of helping these students succeed in school.


Struggling HCDSB families need your help to purchase food and other basic necessities. Neighbours who often need to make really tough choices between food or rent or clothes for their children. We are giving because, believe it or not, there is a great need in Halton to help students – 10.5% of Halton children live in low-income households. Amazingly that’s about 3800 HCDSB Students….we had no idea that many children were in need. Poverty remains a powerful factor in whether a student succeeds in school. Please be kind, be generous and sponsor us for the HCCF 24 Hour Fast.


Poverty can create an achievement gap between students from low-income households and their peers. In addition, social exclusion, shame, anger, stigma, low self-esteem, low confidence and loss of hope are all mental health issues related to student poverty.


We are fasting to help us to connect to our neighbours who are in need – people who are forced to fast by their poverty.


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