WEST HARTFORD — Students in the Global Awareness Club at Northwest Catholic in West Hartford recently spearheaded two projects to benefit the students at Divine Mercy Girls Seminary in Bukoba, Tanzania according to a release from the school.

Through a “Bracelet Drive” club members raised money as well as made bracelets for the young women at Divine Mercy, a boarding school that educates girls who would otherwise might not have the opportunity to attend school.

After receiving the proceeds from the bracelet sale along with the handmade bracelets, the students returned as thanks photos of themselves enjoying the gifts. The monetary donation helped the girls buy new uniforms, and there were enough bracelets for every student.

Lifelong friend of Northwest Catholic senior Sophia Boudreaux of Bloomfield and Divine Mercy administrator Sister Pudentiana, said, “The girls were so happy to get the bracelets!”

Boudreaux’s aunt is one of the founders of St. Thérèse of the Little Flower World Mission, which is home to the Divine Mercy Girls Seminary and St. Thérèse of the Little Flower Orphanage. The Boudreauxs have helped support the organization for years.

Boudreaux said, “I found out that they needed money for new uniforms and wanted to do whatever I could to help. I knew that Global Awareness would be a good way to help and we came up with the idea of the bracelet drive.” She continued, “I’m so glad that it worked so well and am so grateful to everyone who helped.”

Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford is a diverse, Catholic, co-ed, college preparatory community, educating the whole person — mind, body, spirit, and imagination — since 1961. Learn more at www.northwestcatholic.org.

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