Students and staff at seven schools in Sioux City, Iowa, participated in the “Blue Out Challenge” on Wednesday, March 22, for World Water Day.
The “Blue Out Challenge” asked students and staff to wear blue and make a free-will donation to the Sister Water Project.
The seven schools that participated in the challenge were Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools (Heelan High School, Holy Cross, Mater Dei and Sacred Heart); Sacred Heart, Spencer; Algona Garrigan Elementary School and St. Mary School, Humboldt.
The Dubuque Franciscan Charism Team gave a retreat at Mater Dei School on World Water Day to grades K-8 to teach them about the Sister Water Project. The retreat included water awareness activities, games, stories.
Mater Dei School and Sacred Heart in Spencer have also made the Sister Water Project the focus for the entire Lenten season in addition to the Blue Out challenge day.