Ecole Queen Elizabeth Students Warm Hearts With Socks for the Homeless
Students at École Queen Elizabeth School are warming hearts and toes after they collected 481 pairs of socks to help Wetaskiwin’s less fortunate.
Teacher Sarah Denman said part of the Grade 1 and 2 Health curriculum is on volunteerism. She put it to her class how they would like to give back to the community and the suggestion was to collect socks for the homeless.
“We wanted to set a goal so with about 200 students in the school, we came up with a goal of 200 pairs — one from each student,” said Denman.
Then Denman added the added initiative that if they could collect 300 pairs of socks, she’d lose her teacher attire and dress up for the kids.
The students took on the challenge at the beginning of December and by Dec. 18 they had collected 481 pairs of socks that will be given to the Wetaskiwin Salvation Army and NOW for distribution to their clients.
“I am so proud of what these kids have done. It’s just amazing,” she said.
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