Phoenix Academy Students Raise Over 650 Items for the Food Bank
In December, the students of Phoenix Academy in Carmanville organized a food drive for the Gander Salvation Army Food Bank. The Gander Salvation Army Food Bank services 200 families each month and over the Christmas season provided assistance to 300 families.
The school’s new Student Leadership Team, comprised of Grade 7-9 students who wish to learn leadership skills by taking on leadership roles in the school includes a charity group whose first concern was the food bank. Knowing that the Christmas holidays are a particularly difficult time for many low income families, the students successfully ran a month-long food drive for non-perishable food items and were able to donate more than 650 items.
Their teachers, Mr. Roger Bungay and Ms. Jilian Rose accompanied the students to Gander on Dec 15 where they delivered the many boxes of food to the Gander Salvation Army Food Bank and even helped stock the shelves. With smiles on their faces, the students were able to see how their leadership skills can make a difference in people’s lives.
In the photo from left to right: Family Services Coordinator Mrs.Wanda Loder, Ms. Jilian Rose, students with the Phoenix Academy Leadership Team and Mr. Roger Bungay.