Adopted by Coles Cloverdale Mall

St. Martin de Porres School

Scarborough, Ontario 430 / 410 Books Given

Principal Paddy Morgan St. Martin de Porres school is located in a high-priority, inner city neighbourhood in Scarborough’s east end. Our student population (JK-8) is diverse and rich in culture, made up of a mixed socio-economic background. We are fortunate to have an Extended French program that promotes the learning of the French language and culture and this past year many children of refugee families have come to St. Martin de Porres to begin their new life in Canada. While all of our families value education, they are not always able to buy their children quality books because other family needs are more of a priority. Our teachers and staff spend hundreds of dollars out of their own pockets to create classroom libraries where students can use, borrow, and sometimes even keep the books, because they know that our students love to read and don't have these resources at home. By adding more books, both in English & French, to our school library & our classrooms, we will be creating more opportunities for our students to succeed. New books would encourage all students, even our newly-arrived, to develop a love of reading for years to come.

Favourite books Amulet (graphic novels)
Sisters (graphic novels)
Geronimo & Thea Stilton books
Ripley's Believe It Or Not
Guinness World Records

410 Children
Children: 410
Avg. age of books: 10-20 yrs
$1.00 Budget/Child
Budget/Child: $1.00

Recent Updates

So Much To Be Thankful For...

St. Martin De Porres School October 08, 2018

Our hearts are full here at St. Martin de Porres! We have so much to be thankful for. And it couldn’t happen on a more fitting day—Happy Thanksgiving!! To all our supporters who donated, shared stories, voted in the Story Contest and to those who worked hard for us at Coles Cloverdale...

Almost There! Only One Weekend Left!

St. Martin De Porres School October 05, 2018

We here at St. Martin de Porres are keeping our fingers crossed. We are getting so close to reaching our school goal and we only have a couple of days left to get there! Our online supporters and in-store donations have been coming in and we are so happy with our success so far in the Adopt-a-Sch...

Only 1 Week Left To Reach Our Goal!

St. Martin De Porres School September 29, 2018

It's been a great 2 weeks, but we still need MORE help in reaching our school's goal! We recently had a school BBQ & Meet the Teacher Night and were so slad to get some support from our school community. They were so happy to hear about being part of this great Indigo program and many took th...

Half Way There!

St. Martin De Porres School September 23, 2018

It's been one full week of the Adopt-a-School Program and all here at St. Martin de Porres could not be happier--we are at 50% in reaching our school's goal! How amazing is that? Thanks to all our supporters! Our students and teachers have been busy helping by creating posters to display at Coles...

On our way...

St. Martin De Porres School September 18, 2018

It's only been 4 days and we've already reached over 25% of our school's goal! With the help of our staff spreading the word, we have been able to get so much support! Thanks to the generosity of our online supporters (some of whom are even alumni of our school). It's so heartwarming that you sti...

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