Students learn about making a difference

Girl’s leadership program bears fruit at Kinnaird Elementary

The leadership club at Kinnaird Elementary has been gathering food and essentials for those less fortunate.

Students at Kinnaird Elementary in Castlegar are taking part in a leadership club to make a difference in their school and community.

The girls, from Grades 5 and 6, have supported the school’s PAC with a plant fundraiser and have been busy collecting donations for the Castlegar Harvest Food Bank and Chrissy’s Place.

The girls have collected many boxes of non-perishable food items for the food bank which were delivered last week.

They also collected many hygiene products and cash donations for Chrissy’s Place.

“It is so important for me to teach young people the importance of working together to help others less fortunate in our community,” says Nina Verigin, a child care worker at Kinnaird Elementary. “This experience has taught the girls about the needs of those around us and how they can make a difference.

“It also develops an increased sense of social responsibility — a community view of our local society and a heart for giving back and helping others.”

The girls were invited to stay for lunch at Chrissy’s Place after making their donation.

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