Alternative Education students share festive feast together

For more than 15 years, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Alternative and Continuing Education site in Waterloo has been hosting a holiday lunch for their students, staff and special guests. It’s the one time of year where all their programs come together to enjoy a meal and spend time with one another. For […]

Bluevale Students Choose to Lead the Giving Way

The Grade 9 Choose to Lead class at Bluevale Collegiate Institute (BCI) was looking for a new challenge. After successfully running a campaign collecting food for the foodbank and socks for those in need this past fall, students were eager to find a way to give back for the month of December. Divided into teams, […]

Students Inspired to Give at St. Andrew’s

Students and community members alike flocked to the third annual Holiday Store at St. Andrew’s Public School in Cambridge in early December. The pop-up store repurposes donations of new and gently used toys, clothing, and holiday decorations and offers them up for sale, at prices less than $3.00, to students and members of the community. […]

Elizabeth Ziegler PS brings bliss to those in need

A teacher’s passion project has inspired students at Elizabeth Ziegler Public School to give back to their community. Erin Reader Norris’ students started to realize that things were unfair in the world, and they wanted to do something about it. With winter quickly approaching and their desire to help those in need, the Grade 4/5 […]

Empire Eagles Soar By Showing Stewardship

At Empire Public School, students and staff are demonstrating they care for people in our community this winter season by collecting socks for ToastyToes Waterloo Region. The students, staff and families at Empire are proud to be part of this worthwhile cause, and have participated in this initiative for the past three years. This year […]

Day 12: Huron Heights SS surprises the Lessard family

Colleen and Anthony Lessard live in Kitchener with their five children – Paige (13), Lindsay (10), Bryson (9), Lily (6) and Remington (4). Lindsay has Epilepsy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and is medically fragile, Bryson has educational disabilities, and Lily has mild Cerebral Palsy. A year ago, Lindsay underwent risky […]

Day 11: The Holidays Are For Helping at WCI

The giving spirit is clear to see walking through the halls of the Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) this time of year. The annual Holidays Are For Helping campaign mobilizes the generous student body from November 19 to December 19, through a series of engaging initiatives, to help make a difference in their community. This year’s […]

Day 10: Dancing in support of Cambridge Self-Help Foodbank at Clemens Mill PS

On December 5, students at Clemens Mill PS filled the gym to take part in their 16th annual Aerobithon. Decked out in red, green and other festive clothing, students worked out, danced and flossed to celebrate supporting the Cambridge Self-Help Foodbank. The Foodbank provided profiles and a holiday wish list of 15 families in need; […]

Day 9: Long-standing Kitchener-Waterloo CI dinner tradition continues

The holidays can be a difficult time of year for people, so Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School (KCI) wanted to make the season a little brighter one hot meal at a time. For more than 20 years, KCI students, with a little help from staff, have put on a free holiday feast for members of the […]

Day 8: Angel tree at EDSS supports Woolwich Community Services

Elmira District Secondary School students (EDSS) gave back to their community this holiday season by supporting Woolwich Community Services Christmas Goodwill program. Leadership students helped organize an Angel Tree as well as a toonie drive to support local families. Paper angels that listed wanted items covered a hand-made tree in the school. “When students saw […]

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