Saint Mark’s School and Saint Mark’s Church are proud to partner with Ste. Marguerite, a school in La Tournelle, Haiti. The church and school’s relationship with Ste. Marguerite began in 2011, shortly after the devastating 2010 earthquake. Since then, Saint Mark’s has taken an active role in providing much-needed assistance to our partner school and other students in Haiti. Throughout the school year, our Student Leadership Council and sixth-grade students lead fundraising efforts to support this cause.
The need for the supportive partnerships with Epsicopal schools remains critical to the long-term rebuilding of Haiti following the earthquake and considering the current state of the country. We are committed to continuing our support and making a positive impact on the lives of the students and community in Haiti.
The Hike for Haiti raises awareness and funds for our partner school. Participants of all ages hike three miles to Henninger Flats in nearby Eaton Canyon. The distance is similar to the journey many Ste. Marguerite students make each day to get to school. Hikers fundraise for Ste. Marguerite’s hot lunch program, which serves 150 students.
Established in 2016, the Saint Mark’s Gospel Choir, which includes Upper Elementary students and members of the church’s youth group, holds a benefit concert each year. All proceeds from the uplifting evening of performances support teachers’ salaries at Ste. Marguerite.