(Above: Stittsville Public School student Ella Sultan helps sort some of the many donations received last year.)
Hi, my name is Ella and my mom and I are organizing the Christmas Hampers this year at Stittsville Public School, in support of the Stittsville Food Bank.
Last year, there were nine classes participating and nine families that were helped. This year, there are 17 classes participating and 17 families that are being helped.
It is remarkable how generous people are, especially when it comes to doing the food baskets. The best part about organizing the food hampers is that I get to help people: just like I will have a happy Christmas, they will have one too.
My best memory from last year is sorting out the food, because the basement was stuffed with groceries, and it was incredible to be surrounded by food and materials that were going to be donated to people who needed it. It made me feel like I was helping, and that people would really appreciate it. It was important to me to do that with my mom because sometimes people don’t get to have happy Christmases when other people do, so I helped my mom with the Christmas Hampers and we made people smile with all of your generous donations.
This year, I want to help more families and making them happy. I think I will accomplish that goal, because there seem to be many people who want to help SPS support the Food Bank. Remember when you are donating that just the smallest thing will help somebody out there. I hope that when people read this article they will be inspired to donate, and will be happy when they do it, because they know that they’re helping somebody out there who needs help.
I want to say thank you to those who donated last year and another big huge thank you to those who are donating this year too. This project is special to me because it warms my heart when I know I’m doing work that will help someone to be happy. That just makes me feel good.
Ella Sultan is a Grade 4 student at Stittsville Public School.
WANT TO BE INVOLVED? Contact Jessica Sultan 613-836-6012 or visit Stittsville Public School’s Volunteer Spot link to sign up to contribute to our baskets: http://vols.pt/hampers2015
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN EACH CHRISTMAS HAMPER?
- Medium size Turkey 10-15lbs
- 10lbs of potatoes
- 2lbs carrots
- Can of corn
- Can of peas
- Box Clementines
- 12 pkg Dinner Rolls
- Cranberry sauce
- Case 12 pack coke
- Hot chocolate mix
- Bag of milk
- Block cheese
- Egg nog
- Orange juice
- Box of chocolates
- Box of 12 candy canes
- Gift Cards