The Spirit of Giving

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Mrs. Menzies and her students went on a field trip to Picadilly Mall on Friday. They were shopping for children of families who may be experiencing hardship this holiday season.  While at the mall students picked out tags from the Christmas tree reading “Boy aged x” or “Girl aged x” and purchased gifts for the children with money they raised as a class.  Mrs. Menzies matched the money raised by the students to provide almost $400 for the students to spend on gifts!

For those looking to get involved in the Christmas Gift Campaign put on by the Shuswap Family Centre, Christmas trees have be placed throughout the community decorated with tags. Participants are to take a tag from one of the trees and purchase a gift. The Shuswap Family Centre asks that if the gift requires batteries, the gifter include those along with wrapping paper and tape.

The Christmas trees can be found at the following locations:

  • Piccadilly Mall
  • Centenoka Park Mall
  • SASCU Branch locations
  • Canadian Tire Shuswap Family Centre

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