Dec 19th, 2018

Dear Students and Parents:

Many of you choose to honour staff at Christmas with a small gift of appreciation which is gratefully received and brings warm moments to our classrooms.

We would like to continue the direction we set for several years by giving students and parents a different way of showing how much you care.  For some years, the staff at Hillcrest has sponsored two students in Kenya, Africa, through the Canadian Harambee Education Society.  CHES was started by Canadians to help girls in Africa who have no opportunity to attend school.  Headquarters are located in New Westminster, BC.  The cost to send one boarding student to school for a year is $600.  The program continues to be in need of help.

Over the years, your response has been so encouraging we will continue to sponsor a student.  Our current student, Millicent Atsieno, would not be going to school without our support!

Instead of a personal gift, consider sending a card to your teacher with a small donation. If you are writing a cheque, please make it payable to “Hillcrest School” (one cheque will be sent to CHES from the school).  One option would be for the student to make a card if they feel the need to make it more personal to their teacher!  ALL donations to CHES go directly to educating a student, as the organization has its own fundraisers to administer their program.

** We hope everyone has a lovely Holiday Season! **

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