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Dayspring Christian Academy Students ‘Dress-Down’ for Philippines Relief

From left, Jeremiah Lavallee, Abigail Champagne, Caleb DeCastro and Orli Juarez.
From left, Jeremiah Lavallee, Abigail Champagne, Caleb DeCastro and Orli Juarez.

Dayspring Christian Academy of Attleboro relaxed its dress code Friday (Dec. 6) to benefit relief efforts for residents of the Philippine Island who were recently victimized by a typhoon.

          In lieu of mandated school shirts, skirts and sweaters, DCA students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 enjoyed leisure attire Friday as a rare opportunity. To earn this privilege, students were required to “pay” a small amount of money, all of which will be directed to relief efforts in the Philippines.

          “It has worked out very well,” said DCA Administrator Frank Rydwansky. “The kids get to enjoy a day in informal clothing and we get to raise money for a worthy cause.”

          According to Rydwansky, all funds collected at DCA will be donated to the “Convoy of Hope” food relief program sponsored by the Assembly of God Church’s World Missions and Convoy of Hope. Their relief efforts commenced shortly after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on Nov. 8, killing more than 4,000 people and displacing more than 4 million people.

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