Upcoming Dress Down for Missions a great cause

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Children in Havana enjoying a meal from the sisters.

Noor Andre, Editor

From November 19th through the 21st, ILS students will be able to enjoy three days of dressing down to help those in need. Dress down passes will be sold for $10 for all three days.  

The money raised will be used to help the Salesian Sisters with their food and educational programs in Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Haiti. These countries were selected because they are four of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. 

Many ILS families have roots in these countries and understand the harsh realities that these countries are currently facing. As a result of this, most ILS students are more than happy to contribute.  

“As a Cuban-American, it feels good knowing I’m helping my country in need while also enjoying dressing down,” said junior Paola Rodriguez. 

Mission dress down days have been very successful at ILS in the past.

Last year, using the money raised from the dress downs, the Salesian Sisters were able to feed hundreds of young people who attend their centers. For the majority of these young people, it is often the only meal they will have in a day. 

Sister Suzanne, who has been in charge of Mission dress downs, is thankful for the past outcomes of the dress downs and is hopeful to achieve the same again this year. 

“We are grateful for the support that has been given in the past and are counting on this generosity once again.”