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Clear Water Academy helps Feed Kids in Malawi

Last spring, Clear Water Academy in Calgary, Canada, raised enough money to help Mary’s Meals feed 265 kids in Malawi, Africa, for an entire year.

Clear Water students were very creative and generous in raising money for starving kids in Africa through various initiatives. One child offered birthday presents, and another First Communion presents, raising $1,370 between the two of them alone.

The child wrote: “I have decided instead of receiving presents for my birthday that I [want] Mary’s Meals to be able to help children who don’t have enough to eat and are hungry. I hope this donation helps.”

The Kindergarten class painted nativity scenes and angels made from fingerprints and handprints, and then made then into Christmas cards that families could buy, raising $215. The grade two class sold Freezies (a Canadian brand of popsicle) and raised $260. The fourth grade boys’ class did a bottle drive and raised $216.

The Kindergarten Class made Christmas Cards to raise money for Mary’s meals

Three times in the last few years, Clear Water Academy has run a blue day where you can wear blue clothes instead of a uniform for $2 donation, and through this they have raised over $14,000. On one of these fundraising days, the founder of Mary’s Meals, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, visited the school for a talk that day. He is inspired by his Catholic faith but has also received secular praise like being named a “Top 10 Hero” by CNN.

In October 2017, Clear Water had an Oatmeal day served by the school community in conjunction with Mary’s Meals World Porridge Day, raising another $2,755.

Through all these combined small efforts, Clear Water has raised over $17,000 over the past few years, which provides over 1000 kids a year of meals each, since Mary’s Meals averages $16 a year to feed a kid one meal a day.

Clear Water Teachers wearing Mary’s Meals gear on a fundraising day.

Clear Water’s affiliation with the charity began in April of 2016 with Adele Taylor seeing with a flyer promoting a documentary film on Mary’s Meals. Reading through an 8-page flyer, she got excited and convinced two friends and coworkers at Clear Water to view the screening of this documentary in a local theater. The three of them were moved enough to present it to the entire school.

Adele Taylor proclaimed, “I have felt a personal attraction to this wonderful organization, and I am so happy to have been responsible for bringing it to so many people’s attention through Clear Water Academy and beyond.”



Mary’s Meals’ goal is to “feed every child a daily meal a day in their place of education.” They always work to buy and prepare food locally which helps the local economy as well as providing needed nutrition for kids. Mary’s Meals featured Clear Water on their website along with a few other Canadian schools.

The powerful story of Mary’s Meals and what they do can be seen in this video.



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Alex Kucera


Alex Kucera has lived in Atlanta, GA, for the last 46 years. He is one of 9 children, married to his wife Karmen, and has 3 girls, one grandson, and a granddaughter on the way. Alex joined Regnum Christi in 2007. Out of the gate, he joined the Helping Hands Medical Missions apostolate and is still participating today with the Ghana Friendship Mission.

In 2009, Alex was asked to be the Atlanta RC Renewal Coordinator for the Atlanta Locality to help the RC members with the RC renewal process. Alex became a Group Leader in 2012 for four of the Atlanta Men’s Section Teams and continues today. Running in parallel, in 2013, Alex became a Team Leader and shepherded a large team of good men.

Alex was honored to be the Atlanta Mission Coordinator between 2010 to 2022 (12 years), coordinating 5-8 Holy Week Mission teams across Georgia. He also created and coordinated missions at a parish in Athens, GA, for 9 years. Alex continues to coordinate Holy Week Missions, Advent Missions, and Monthly missions at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Cumming, GA.

From 2016 to 2022, Alex also served as the Men’s Section Assistant in Atlanta. He loved working with the Men’s Section Director, the Legionaries, Consecrated, and Women’s Section leadership teams.

Alex is exceptionally grateful to the Legionaries, Consecrated, and many RC members who he’s journeyed shoulder to shoulder, growing his relationship with Christ and others along the way. He knows that there is only one way, that’s Christ’s Way, with others!