are supporting our community in a number of ways this Christmas season. Please
help where you can to make someone’s Christmas a little brighter…
Drive – We are collecting items for the
Hamperville food drive. Students can bring in non-perishable food items. We
will have a competition between classes to see which class brings in the most
donations. Donations will be accepted from December 4 until December 21. Ms.
Gannon’s class and the student leadership group are also volunteering their
time on December 20th to sort food.
for Kids – We are participating in the 21st year of
collecting cash for the Boys and Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island and the
Great Nanaimo Toy Drive. We will have a competition to see which clan group
raises the most money. Donations will be accepted from December 4 until
Deserves a Smile (EDAS) – We are supporting this grassroots initiative to make
December a little brighter for homeless people in Nanaimo and other communities
on Vancouver Island by putting together care packages. We are accepting
donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste, toques, mittens, scarves, and wool socks
(preferred sizes for all clothing are Women’s M and Men’s XL). Donations will
be accepted December 4 until December 13. Some classes are also helping to
paint 50 gift bags and make 50 cards for the care packages.
Army Kettle Campaign – Many classes are walking up to
Superstore to put a donation into the Salvation Army kettle. Send a donation on
the day your child goes. Some of our student leaders are also manning the
kettles. Come see us between 1:00 and 3:30 on Dec. 7 at Thrifty’s at Longwood
Station; Dec. 8 at Canadian Tire; or Dec. 21 at Woodgrove Mall by Guest
you for helping us show compassion in our local community beyond our school.