A couple of Churchill students gathered early Monday morning in their former middle school, Saint George Episcopal’s, gymnasium to help with their annual school event, Chain of Love.
Chain of Love supports St. George’s sister school, Saint Benoit, in Mombin-Crochu, Haiti. For every dollar they raise, one domino goes into a huge chain built by select middle school students on the gym floor.
“It is so exciting seeing the amount of time and money not only students, but the community of St. George puts into the event,” sophomore Aubrey Harrison said.
She has participated in Chain of Love since her sixth grade year as a part of the construction team, or the group of kids who builds the chain of dominoes.
“As an alumni, it’s different because now I’m not completely involved,” Harrison said. “I get to see how [Chain of Love] has grown and developed since I have been at St. George.”
Freshman Daryn Reynolds, a Saint George alum who attends Antonian High School, was also a part of this project.
“My favorite part about Chain of Love is when the lower school kids walk in the gymnasium and get so excited for the domino topple,” Reynolds said. “It really just gives such great energy to a great cause.”
Senior Ainslee Harrison has participated in Chain of Love for seven years.
“My most memorable year was definitely this year,” Harrison said. “Getting to go back to a place that I grew up in and see how much this project has grown is amazing.”
Even though she is a senior, Harrison hopes to come back in college and continue to help a cause near and dear to her heart.
“We have built a school in Haiti because of this project,” Harrison said. “Each year we get to contribute something more to help that school grow.”