KDSS clothing drive a resounding success

April 23, 2015


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(L-R) Brad Anstey, Angel DaCosta Webster, Jordyn O'Connor, Alessandra Lozada, Sana Hussein, Eliza Bumba, Teacher Michelle McIver, EA Nancy Rix and Teacher Dawn MacKay.

The Kincardine District Secondary School Clothing Drive generated over 40 large bags full of clothing that were shared within the school, the Clothes Hamper downtown, throughout the school board, and finally donated to a large community exchange.

This campaign started on March 23 to March 27, 2015 at the Kincardine District Secondary School as a response to the extreme cold weather warnings in the area this winter. We hoped to provide those in need with warm clothing. Main interests were in collecting jackets, boots, hats, mittens, scarves, and all other regular clothing items such as jeans, sweatshirts, leggings, etc accepting both adult and children’s clothing.

The student body and community at large responded with incredible generosity, including several large donations of hand knit goods that were sent North in the school board, early in the campaign, while the cold weather advisories were still in effect.

Last year, the clothing exchange in Shallow Lake was accessed by over 400 residents of Bruce and Grey County, and we are happy to support this initiative to help those in need in Shallow Lake that will take place this spring.

The Clothing Drive was a successful endeavor for the students involved, thanks to the generosity and support of the local community.

Staff coordinators were Michelle McIver, Dawn MacKay and Nancy Rix and the first week was spent sorting four full tables of clothing.

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