For the past 10 years, The Summit Country Day School has partnered with its founders, The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN), during Hands Across the Water, a campus-wide event that teaches Summit children about the global water crisis.
A significant part of the school’s annual initiative is donated during Christmas Eve Masses, the only time of the year when a collection is taken. This year, the amount donated totaled more than $5,500 to the SNDdeN Clean Water Fund.
Last year, The Summit community raised more than $14,000 to provide clean water to people in developing countries. Since it began, the school-wide project has raised almost $150,000 and has saved thousands of lives.