LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Students at Catholic elementary schools in the Los Angeles Archdiocese are being asked to each bring a dollar to class Monday for Philippine relief efforts.READ MORE: Outrage Grows Over Racist Social Media Attack Targeting CBS San Francisco Reporter Betty Yu
During “Prayers for the Philippines,” school children at more than 200 Catholic elementary schools across the three-county Archdiocese will each be asked to donate at least $1 and pray at school one day of the week through Nov. 22.
An anonymous donor, who has contributed in the past to the Archdiocese’s fundraisers for emergency aid in Haiti and Japan, has pledged to match each dollar raised up to $100,000. One hundred percent of all funds will be wired to the Philippines on Dec. 5, according to Archdiocese director Monica Valencia.
Kevin Baxter, the superintendent of the Archdiocese elementary schools, told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO the effort is aimed at not only helping those in need, but also teaching the Archdiocese’s 53,000 elementary students what it means to give back.