The Stittsville Public School held their 8th Annual Santa Seconds charity event on December 17. The 680 students at the school have been busy collecting new and gently used items over the past few weeks – all to be sorted in time for the sale. Most donations come from the students’ parents. This year, Santa Seconds was organized by teacher Jenna Craig and her team of volunteers made up of students, teachers and parents.
The walls were decorated with art created by the students. The gym was loaded with tables of hopeful gifts waiting to be chosen by the students as they sought out that special Christmas present to buy for their family and friends. All the items are sold for $1.00 and if you wanted the gift specially wrapped, it was an extra 50 cents. Good deal we would have to say!
“Stittsville Public School wants to raise awareness on the importance of local charitable events and local activism in the community,” said Jenna.
All the funds raised will be shared between the Kanata Food Cupboard and the Ottawa Community Foundation. This year, the total raised exceeded last year and was a whopping $3,100 – that definitely signals an enormous load of gifts were purchased by the kids!
Any items that remain after the sale are donated to Value Village for a further life of bringing joy to another family.
This is an event in which the students, teachers and parents can be full of pride knowing they are passing on the spirit of giving at this time of year.
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