Summit CDS opens annual Hands Across the Water fundraising initiative

Summit students and faculty carry jugs of water during The Summit's annual Hands Across the Water event.

Summit students and faculty carry jugs of water during The Summit's annual Hands Across the Water event.

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.