For the past three years, Niagara Catholic schools have been fortunate to receive many donations from individuals and organizations in the community throughout the year, and, in particular, at Christmas.
For the third year in a row, the Hamilton Knights of Columbus have included Niagara Catholic schools on their distribution list, as part of their effort to ensure all students have a warm winter coat to get to school. We thank the Hamilton Knights, and their partner Knights’ Councils in Niagara, for providing nearly 325 coats to students this year.
In addition to that, the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara donated 15 winter coats and snow pants, and staff at the McMaster University DeGroote School of Medicine donated 43 winter hats and 33 mittens to our schools, some of which were donated to Wellspring Niagara to help people currently in treatment for cancer ensure they are warm.
As well, Niagara Catholic schools once again received donations of warm wool socks and outdoor gear from Socks for Change.
But our schools didn’t only receive this Christmas. Our schools have been generously donating to families across Niagara and around the world in many ways this year, through donations to many organizations, including Packs of Hope, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and many community agencies such as the Hope Centre, Project SHARE, Port Cares, Community Care and Community Outreach Program Erie.