Division News Article

Caring and Sharing in our schools

December 5th, 2017

Through the year, our schools have a tradition of giving to those in need. Here is a snapshot of some of the things our schools take part in.

Each year Vista Virtual School staff volunteer for the Adopt-A-Family program to deliver Christmas hampers loaded with food and gifts to Calgary families. Turn out is always great and it fills our hearts with joy to help out those in need at a special time of year. This year VVS staff will once again be volunteering with Adopt-A-Family on December 14 and 15 in what is sure to be a special day for all.

Pembina North Community School students brought in 863 kilograms (1,902 pounds) of food for the We Scare Hunger Food Bank Campaign organized by Westlock Ford.  All the food donations will go to the local Westlock Food Bank.

Neerlandia Public Christian School is sponsoring a remote Aboriginal School in northern Saskatachewan, Sally Ross School. Students and staff have been collecting donations of food, clothing, money, toys, personal hygiene items, etc. and the response has been overwhelming. They will be accepting donations until December 8th. The grade 2 and 3 students are also writing pen pal letters to students at the school. The sponsorship is coordinated through lampministry.org.

Staff at the Alberta Distance Learning Centre campuses across the province are fundraising to make a difference this holiday season.

  • Lethbridge is supporting the Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family program
  • Edmonton is collecting donations for the Bissell Centre to support families in need
  • Barrhead is raising money for the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta through numerous activities including silent auctions, “Jeans for December”, and a chili luncheon

Stay tuned for more stories like these – we will continue to share them on our website.