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The Good Samaritan Trust Fund

Mission

In keeping with the mission of Jesus Christ, whose primary concern was for the poor and marginalized, the Good Samaritan Trust Fund has been established to support those in our Catholic Schools whose learning would be enhanced by the benefits it would provide.

Come, you that are blessed by my Father,
inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
for I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
I was naked and you gave me clothing,
I was sick and you took care of me,
I was in prison and you visited me…’

‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these…you did it to me.’

Matthew 25: 34-41

Why a Good Samaritan Trust Fund?

While many community resources are provided to our students on behalf of external agencies, community groups and local parishes, the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario recognizes that existing resources do not always fulfil each and every individual circumstance. As a result, the Board has established The Good Samaritan Trust Fund to help students whose needs are not met through existing charity organizations.

Aim…

The aim of the Good Samaritan Trust Fund is to help CDSBEO students who are in dire straits; those whose needs are beyond what organizations such as food banks, snow suit funds, breakfast clubs and the like, can offer.

What it Does

There are sometimes unfortunate circumstances which may arise, where families in our schools experience distressing situations – for example, families in which a parent is struck with serious illness, and whose income is resultantly lost. Or situations where students living on their own are struggling to complete school while working to support themselves. Examples of need abound in our school communities, and the Good Samaritan Trust Fund aims to help in these types of situations.

How it Works

Funded entirely by gifts, charitable donations and bequests from individuals and corporations, The Good Samaritan Trust Fund is overseen by a committee of regional community volunteers, teachers and staff. It is important to note that 100% of all monies donated to the Fund are disbursed to the needy, and all administrative and committee work is carried out by regional volunteers.

How Can You Help?

There are a number of ways — large and small – that you or your company can support the work of the Good Samaritan Trust Fund. As charitable donations are truly the foundation of the work carried out through this initiative, organizations may contribute by making The Good Samaritan Trust Fund the recipient of the proceeds from a special event. Many companies also offer matching gift programs and incentives that will double, even triple a donation’s value. The Fund also accepts gifts in kind for our own fundraising initiatives.

To make a donation, see “How to Make a Contribution” below.


How to Make a Contribution

The Good Samaritan Trust Fund accepts contributions through:

  • cheque/cash
  • payroll deduction
  • proceeds from fundraising
  • memorial donations
  • The GSTF Annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction

To make a donation, please email Stephanie.Keyes@cdsbeo.on.ca, or download the GSTF Donation Form, and send it in with your donation to:

The Good Samaritan Trust Fund
C/O Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario
2755 Highway 43
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0


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Contact

The Good Samaritan Trust Fund
C/O Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario
2755 Highway 43
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0
613-258-7757 or 1-800-443-4562
goodsamaritan@cdsbeo.on.ca


Mission

In keeping with the mission of Jesus Christ, whose primary concern was for the poor and marginalized, the Good Samaritan Trust Fund has been established to support those in our Catholic schools whose learning would be enhanced by the benefits it would provide.

Vision

The God of Jesus Christ is above all a God who cares for the poor and marginalized. A distinctly Catholic perspective on the world maintains that we can measure the quality of any society by the way its most poor and vulnerable are treated.
Source: Curriculum Support for Catholic Schools: Enhancing the Religious Dimension of Catholic Schools.