Christmas Cheer Drive Begins at NMC
The Pembina Manitou Christmas Cheer Drive (organized by S.W.A.T. - Stingers Working at Tomorrow) began at the high school last Thursday and was kicked off by a “Wear a Hat in School” Day.
Students were encouraged to wear a favourite hat (whether that be a Santa hat, ball cap, toque, or any variety of crazy hat) to school that day for a $2.00 donation to the Christmas Cheer Board. The results were outstanding, as close to a majority of students and many staff took up the challenge to have some fun and show some school spirit, while also donating to a great cause.
S.W.A.T. teacher rep Grant Caldwell was very happy with the results stating, “We had so many kids wear hats that day that we had to move the group picture into the gym. The students really got behind the event and we are very happy to announce that we’ll be making a donation of $121.00 to the Christmas Cheer Board on behalf of the students and staff of Nellie McClung Collegiate.”
On Monday, non-perishable food items also started coming into the school. Each home classroom is asking students to bring in non-perishable food items and new toys until December 9, which will all be donated to the Christmas Cheer Board.