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Local students help keep feet warm this winter

Grade 5 to 8 students from École catholique Sacré-Coeur donated 343 pairs of socks to SOCKS Timmins
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École catholique Sacré-Coeur students make a donation to SOCKS Timmins. Supplied photo

Thanks to École catholique Sacré-Coeur students, people in need will have socks to keep their feet warm this winter.

In just a week, students from Grade 5 to 8 donated 343 pairs of socks to SOCKS Timmins. The organization will then distribute donated items to local shelters and food banks.

The idea came to the school’s student council president Jenna Kim. She said she wanted to do something to help the community and the school.

“We made lots of signs, I made a video and spread the word and made announcements to the whole school to get everyone involved,” Kim said.

Students could either bring socks or donate $2.

“Thank you to all students, teachers and organizer (of SOCKS Timmins) who were involved in this big project, it means a lot,” Kim said. "It makes me really happy to think all these students would like to help their community by just donating even $2 or a pair of socks. It makes a big difference.”

The school’s principal René Gaudreau said the student council is doing a good job of looking out for others and he was extremely proud of his students.

“Sometimes, it’s about thinking about others. That mindfulness, that spirit of giving all around Christmas is really important because this has been such a tough year for everybody,” he said. “Because of COVID, it’s even more reason why we need to think outside the box and do these sorts of things.”

Dariya Baiguzhiyeva

About the Author: Dariya Baiguzhiyeva

Dariya Baiguzhiyeva is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter covering diversity issues for TimminsToday. The LJI is funded by the Government of Canada
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