Cardinal Carter CHS Christmas Sharing council led by Mrs. Ann Brand and Mrs. Daniella Campitelli is making the holidays a little brighter for a local family of four. “Normally we host a Christmas Market Fair and use the money we make from that to provide Christmas for a local family in need” explains Mrs. Brand. “But this year, we were not able to host a fair so we weren’t sure if we would be able to sponsor a family, but thanks to the kindness and generosity of our staff, students and their families we were able to pull together a wonderful and plentiful Christmas for this family”. The Christmas Market Fair council is made up of 7 students and two teacher advisors who conducted meetings over Google Meet and discussed how they can arrange for gifts and donations while adhering to COVID and school board regulations. “These amazing students asked how they can help, they really wanted to do something for someone in our community who needed it. They emailed and called local businesses and asked for donations, contacted extended family and asked for their help, most donated their own money from their savings or part time jobs, these kids really went the extra mile and I’m very proud of them” says Mrs. Brand.
Mrs. Brand and Mrs. Campitelli will be delivering the items to the family on December 17th which include: clothes, gifts, food, games, grocery gift cards, toiletries, toboggans, and gift wrap. “This family is so sweet, they only listed the needs of the children but we know Christmas is for the whole family so we wanted to make sure that mom and dad were taken care of too”. Canadian Tire generously donated a vacuum to the family and staff donated to a collection to purchase some gifts and clothing for the parents as well.
“We are lucky to live in this community where so many people come forward and ask ‘how can I help’, and together we will make this Christmas unforgettable for this family.”