For the com­mu­nity

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

THE hol­i­day sea­son brings out the best in ev­ery­one.

As a teacher at Tec Voc High School in Win­nipeg, I have been for­tu­nate to see this each and ev­ery year, but am over­whelmed by it this year.

The staff and stu­dents at Tec Voc choose to sup­port stu­dents and their fam­i­lies who are in need at this time of year. Although we do rec­og­nize that their hunger and chal­lenges do not go away af­ter the hol­i­day sea­son, at least we can make this time a lit­tle brighter.

This year we sup­ported 13 fam­i­lies from the Tec Voc Com­mu­nity. Not only did staff and stu­dents come through with do­na­tions of non-per­ish­able food items, but also do­nated over $700 to be used to buy more for the ham­pers. This on the same day the staff do­nated in ex­cess of $600 from their pock­ets to take our United Way cam­paign above $14,000.

In all my years of be­ing in­volved in this fundrais­ing drive, I have never seen our ham­pers over­flow like th­ese ones did.

We were also for­tu­nate to re­ceive an ex­tra $100 from the Su­per­store at St. James Street and Sar­gent Av­enue.

We also col­lected money for the Pen­nies from Heaven Cam­paign, a grand to­tal of $345.

All of this re­minds me of the great com­mu­nity I have the priv­i­lege to live in and the great school I get to teach in.

From the bot­tom of my heart, thank you to all the stu­dents and staff at Tec Voc High School for their gen­eros­ity, kind­ness and out­pour­ing of sup­port.

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