Last chance to do­nate cans for Sal­va­tion Army drive

The Invercargill Eye - - YOUR HEALTH - JOANNA GRIF­FITHS

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.

JOANNA GRIF­FITHS/FAIR­FAX NZ

Tis­bury school pupils Keira Reece, Paige Hen­der­son, Chelsea Karino, Evie Ed­wards and Farah Hoogeveen col­lect cans.

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