Last chance to donate cans for Salvation Army drive
Southland schools are calling for your cans.
This is the final days that the six schools taking part in the nationwide campaign Watties Cans for Good can collect donations.
Once collected, the cans will be turned into a sculpture and then donated to the Salvation Army to help feed people in need.
Tisbury School pupil Keira Reece said it was important to try and make a difference in the community.
‘‘Christmas is a time to share and spend time with other people, we should do what we can to help.’’
Fellow pupil Paige Henderson said people didn’t need to donate a lot of cans if they couldn’t.
‘‘If everyone brought just one can then we would have heaps.’’
Teacher Katie Harris said her pupils were excited about the drive.
They enjoyed feeling like they were making a difference.’’
‘‘We are teaching children to give to others and be a part of a community that looks after each other.’’
She understood not everyone in the community was in a position to help and that was OK.
‘‘We would be grateful for any donations.’’ Cans can be dropped off at St Joseph’s School, Tisbury School, James Hargest Junior College, Donovan Primary, Winton School and Lochiel School until Friday.
Sculptures will be constructed and judged this week.
Every can collected by the schools will be be matched by Wattie’s.
The campaign aims to donate more than 25,000 cans for the Salvation Army in time for Christmas, with all cans used in foodbanks. Visit watties.co.nz/cansforgood for more details.
Tisbury school pupils Keira Reece, Paige Henderson, Chelsea Karino, Evie Edwards and Farah Hoogeveen collect cans.