Darcy Taylor, a grade 12 student at Gonzaga High School in St. John’s, NL is a leader of Gonzaga’s Peace and Justice Committee and the founder / leader of the High School Social Justice Coalition.  His group is spearheading a fundraising initiative for Hands Across the Sea at his local high school.

The High School Social Justice Coalition is a group of students who represent social justice clubs from six high schools in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The group, which was formed in September 2013, is dedicated to the service of others. Through a partnership with the IceCaps Care Foundation, the coalition has been responsible for the donation of over $15,000 to local charitable organizations since it’s formation. The group has also collected stuffed animals for needy children at Christmas, organized a youth benefit concert, and helped like-minded students share ideas regarding social justice issues.


The goal of “Hats for Haiti Day” is not only to support the incredible work done by Ms. Karen Huxter in Haiti, but also to raise awareness about important global issues such as poverty and education.

Their fundraiser, Hats for Haiti Day is coming up! It’s simple, on March 20th, students wear a hat to school and bring in a loonie. All money raised will be donated to the Hands Across the Sea organization. Would your school like to join the campaign? Email hats4haitiday@gmail.com for more information.