Rockway students Pitch In during 12days

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Today is day 3 of our 12day campaign! Perhaps you saw the Record article about it over the weekend?  If not, you can find it by clicking here.  It has lots of great suggestions on ways you can pitch in this December and help your community. Their suggestions range from donating some good condition winter clothing, to gifts for children and the gift of food for one of your neighbours struggling with these grim economic times.

Earlier this morning, the gift of food was what Rockway Mennonite Collegiate had in mind. They are a local school with a long history of helping the House of Friendship and local people through a massive food drive each year.  You can read all about it on their own website here, and see the ambitious goals they have set since 2009.  This year was no different and they successfully gathered 24,000 cans of food.  That is about 80 cans per student!

Students line up to drop off donations that they have collected

A long time fixture of the House of Friendship, Mr. Weber (a former board member and long time Christmas Hamper volunteer) was on hand to help pickup the food. Parents who were dropping their kids off (as well as food donations) got into the act and helped students and staff get the food to our waiting trucks.

A Rockway parent gets into the spirit of things and helps get some food to families in need

As you can see, pitching in doesn’t take too much effort, and even a can of beans or a box of pasta can add up to a big difference for someone who needs help this time of year.   This donation will help our Christmas Hamper Program bring a little cheer to Kitchener Waterloo.

Be sure to follow us on twitter (@HOFKW) and Facebook, and to let us know how you are pitching in this December.

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