On December 17, students and staff at Shaw Public School hosted its 4th annual Cram-a-Cruiser drive in partnership with the Peel Regional Police. From December 3 to 14, students and staff raised money, gathered non-perishable food and baby products to donate to the Knights Table's food bank. The donations were all "crammed" into police cruisers and food bank trucks, and delivered to the food bank to help spread the joy and give back to their community.
Take a look at some of these students' personal testimonies below:
"We got to compete to see which class gets the most donated items. Our art club created Christmas trees for each grade and displayed them along the walls. Some grades collected a lot of food and therefore, needed more than one tree. These kinds of things encouraged me to donate more items." – Grade 5 student
"Everyone deserves to be able to celebrate the holidays and have food on their tables without stress. Participating in Cram-a-Cruiser is a way that our school can bring some joy and happiness to those who are less fortunate. The fact that we give back to our community gives us a sense of joy and accomplishment too because in some way, we have contributed to the well-being of others." – Grade 7 student
"I think it is important to give back to the community because it strengthens communities, and creates a feeling of gratitude and sense of appreciation. We feel happy when we contribute to the society." – Grade 7 student
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