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Carolling for charity: FACE students raise money for the homeless

Carolling for charity: FACE students raise money for the homeless
After a group of high school students from FACE rehearsed for weeks during chemistry class, they went door-to-door in Dorval singing Christmas carols to gather donations for the Angels of Mercy charity. Videojournalists Sébastien Gagnon-Dorval and Sylvain Trudeau caught the festive sights and sounds.

A group of high school students from FACE wanted to raise money for charity during the holidays, so they decided to use their talents.

After rehearsing for weeks during chemistry class, the 11th graders went door-to-door in Dorval singing Christmas carols to gather donations for the Angels of Mercy charity.

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The organization provides hot meals and warm clothes to homeless people in downtown Montreal during the colder months.

“The students chose it because it’s kind of visible to them,” said Kathryn Garratt, a physics, chemistry and advanced math teacher at FACE who helped the students put together the initiative. 

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FACE students carolling to raise money for the Angels of Mercy charity.
FACE students carolling to raise money for the Angels of Mercy charity. Sylvain Trudeau/Global News

“Where our school is, there are a lot of homeless people and it’s getting cold, and they see them struggling and suffering, so we tried to choose a charity that would impact the locals in our area,” she said.

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While this is only the first year, Garratt hopes it will become a yearly tradition.