Category: 12 Days of Giving

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 […]

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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 […]

Day 7: Brigadoon’s Superseasonal Sale supports Sunbeam Lodge

Brigadoon Public School hosted its 10th Annual Super Seasonal Sale in support of Sunbeam Lodge on December 6 and 7, 2018. Each year this event is run by Grade 5 and 6 students, encouraging the school’s families to donate gently used household items, toys and books to the sale. The students sorted the donated items […]

Day 6: Breslau PS supports Toy Mountain 2018

Many families in our community will have children with smiling faces this holiday season, thanks to the generosity of Breslau Public School. For two weeks, Ms. White’s 6A class and Mr. Wade’s student leadership club ran their own toy drive to support CTV Kitchener‘s larger giving campaign, Toy Mountain. Through announcements, posters and classroom visits, students encouraged their peers […]

Day 5: The gift of partnerships – students and firefighters team-up for a good cause

At the WRDSB, our students know that at the core of any strong community, is its partnerships. Students at Manchester Public School were looking for a local opportunity to give back and thought that teaming up with the Cambridge Fire Department was the perfect way to support a good cause. In its ninety-seventh year, the […]

Day 4: Celebrating a decade of giving with Learning Services staff

Consultants in our Learning Services – Program department know there are always families in our community who can use some extra help, but during the holiday season, those needs are more significant. Throughout the year, consultants make weekly donations. “I noticed people were dressing casually on Fridays, so I suggested we donate to a dress […]

Day 3: Gathering with gratitude at Keatsway PS

Keatsway Public School students and staff sat down for a hot turkey lunch, with all the yummy fixings, for the school’s first annual Gratitude Dinner. More than 400 students came together as one large school family to enjoy each other’s company. The idea of this event started in September and was created as part of a […]

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