Around the Cowichan Valley, students share the holiday spirit

Across the school district this past week, students have been sharing the giving spirit of the season, focusing on giving back to their communities.

Helpful personal care packages, food donations, and even turkey were handed out during or after a number of events involving schools.

Students at Drinkwater Elementary helped Juice FM Stuff the Truck and spent the previous weeks collecting 1,388 items of food to help the local food bank. (Submitted)
Students at École Cobble Hill sought out community donations on their way to collecting and creating more than 370 Kindness Care Packages that will be distributed throughout the Cowichan Valley. (Submitted)
Crofton Elementary put on a Cozy Christmas Fundraiser to promote gender equality and combat child marriage through the United Nations Population Fund to End Child Marriage. After all their hard work, more than $660 will be donated to the cause. (Submitted)
The Lake Cowichan Lakers took on the Cowichan Capitals in a fun game supporting the local food bank. After a hard-fought game, the Capitals prevailed with a final score of 10-9. The real winner though, was the local food bank, with a cash donation of $350 being made, as well as half a truck of food! Special thanks to the lucky 50/5 0 winner who donated $100 of their winnings back to the food bank. (Submitted)
Students at Khowhemun were treated to a full turkey lunch, served by teachers and staff at the school. This annual tradition was a huge success yet again. (Ms. Cochrane/Khowhemun school photo)
Duncan/ North Cowichan RCMP are helping the Life Skills Class at Quamichan with the distribution of their cozy packages that are full of donations for youth in Cowichan communities. A fantastic partnership, and a wonderful event. (Submitted)
Now, in its 11th year, the DSAC backpack project saw another banner year. This year, the project saw 70 backpacks created and donated through various agencies and schools to youth in our communities who suffer from homelessness or home insecurity. (Lexi bainas/Citizen)
Grade 5 students at Queen of Angels School recently organized a bake sale, ‘Cupcakes for a Cause’. Students baked and sold more than 400 cupcakes to raise money for the Cowichan Valley SPCA. They raised a total of $643. Olivia from the SPCA visited the children to talk about the role of the SPCA in the Valley and pick up the cheque. (Submitted)

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