BANGOR – To students at All Saints Catholic School an egg represents something greater.
“It represents hope. It represents health. It represents a gift,” said All Saints Catholic School Principal Matthew Houghton.
During lent, which begins Feb. 26, students are focusing on becoming “good eggs” to help children in Haiti.
Boys and girls of all ages at All Saints are raising money for the Good Egg Program to feed children in need .
“If you’re hungry you can’t learn. If you’re hungry your thoughts and your educational process is down,” Houghton said.
“We’re really trying to improve that. A simple egg will make a big difference,” he said.
For $60 one student in Haiti gets an egg every day of their school year.
“During Lent it’s a time to remember how Jesus died and how much he gave back to us,” said Sophia Ward, a seventh grader at All Saints.
“It’s our time to give back to the community and the people that might not be as fortunate as us,” she said.
There are 500 students in the Haitian community All Saints is working with. Their goal, according to the principal, is to feed them all.
Houghton said this project is special to the Bangor school.
They’re teaming up with the Sisters of Mercy who started Catholic education in Bangor in 1865.
“We feel like projects like the Good Egg will carry our faith forward and build that relationship across to Haiti,” Houghton said.
The students said they hope to achieve this goal by the end of Lent.