MQA students turn STREAM fundraising into a fun community project

Students at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga love their special STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, Math) classes and the hands-on learning associated with the program. From Kitchen Chem and Arcade Academy to Fun With Physics and Robotics, STREAM impacts all students attending MQA, from Universal Pre-K through Grade 8.

To ensure that the program continues this year and beyond, students are taking part in a fundraising initiative that, like the STREAM program itself, has a hands-on element. Instead of just asking the community for funds for the program, the students have artistically enhanced ordinary business envelopes with drawings of their favorite STREAM projects. These envelopes are now being distributed to Catholic churches in the Cheektowaga area.

Each envelope requests a donation, large or small, to help fund the continuation of the STREAM program at Mary Queen of Angels. Many have been decorated with drawings of test tubes, beakers, math problems, art palettes, rockets and much more.

“We’re hoping that individuals, organizations and businesses in our community will step up and help fund this incredible educational initiative for our students,” said MQA Principal Kristen Hada. “Every day we are busy preparing our students to become tomorrow’s scientists, doctors, architects and teachers, and STREAM plays a huge role in that here at Mary Queen of Angels and at Catholic schools across Western New York. Any support for the program would be greatly appreciated by our students and teachers.”

To request a STREAM donation envelope, please call the school office at 895-6280. For more information on Mary Queen of Angels School, please visit their website at or follow the school on Facebook for frequent updates.