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UGDSB is sleigh-ing it at spreading holiday kindness

December 18, 2021

GUELPH, Ontario – As the holiday season draws closer, we are so excited to see the many ways that schools in the the Upper Grand District School Boards are spreading kindness and holiday cheer in their communities. From food drive donations and spirit days to sustainable gift swaps here are just some of the incredible ways schools are taking part in the holiday spirit. 

John F. Ross CVI 

From December 6 until the 17th, students and staff at John F. Ross CVI have been participating in their F.R.O.S.T.Y competition. Each homeroom class is competing against each other to raise the most money and collect the most donations to become the F.R.O.S.T.Y. Champions. In the first two days overs 600 items were donated for the Ross Breakfast Program. Students have also managed to create over 200 hampers for the Guelph food Bank. Homerooms could also earn points by sticking to each day’s themes. 

Centre Wellington DHS

Our mighty falcons at Centre Wellington DHS raised over $3,500 for their Angel Campaign to donate to the Guelph Food Bank. The organization was overwhelmed by their generosity and their monetary donations were able to buy gifts and cards for those less fortunate this holiday season. They also hosted a Sustainable Style Swap for the cold weather ahead – a student could drop off a pair of mittens and get a scarf for a sibling or a friend. 

John McCrae PS and Ken Danby PS

John McCrae PS and Ken Danby PS both decided to host food drives for the Chalmers Community Centre Services. John McCrae donated over 1500 pounds of food and Ken Danby donated over 200 pounds of essential toiletries like hand soap, shower gel, and toothpaste. 

Eramosa PS

Eramosa PS held a food drive as well where they donated to both Hope House and East Wellington Community Services. 

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