Charity provides emergency funds
“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. email@example.com
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.