Char­ity pro­vides emer­gency funds

The Observer (Sarnia) - - NEWS -

“We have lit­tle over­head, so every­thing goes di­rectly back to the com­mu­nity kids,” Pa­que­tte said.

As well as sup­port­ing ini­tia­tives like the Stu­dent Nu­tri­tion Pro­gram, Noelle’s Gift pro­vides money to lo­cal school boards to be used as emer­gency funds for stu­dents with­out coats, shoes or other needs.

“We sup­ply the funds for teach­ers to have im­me­di­ate ac­cess to money to pur­chase th­ese items for the stu­dents,” Pa­que­tte. “We’re so happy that we can give back and con­tinue Noelle’s legacy.”

At P. E. McGib­bon Pub­lic School, vol­un­teers run a break­fast pro­gram week­days for any­where from 25 to 75 stu­dents, said vice-prin­ci­pal Cam Gordon.

Stu­dents are also pro­vided nu­tri­tional snacks twice each school day.

“We couldn’t do it with­out our com­mu­nity vol­un­teers,” Gordon said. pmor­den@post­media.com

PAUL MORDEN/SAR­NIA OB­SERVER

Lynn Pa­que­tte, left, with Noelle’s Gift, visits Fri­day with Macken­zie Shep­pard, 13, a Grade 8 stu­dent dur­ing the break­fast pro­gram at P.E. McGib­bon Pub­lic School.

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