Holiday Hampers 2017

By Ms. Molly Young, Junior School Service Director 

Every year the junior school creates holiday hampers for families at Seymour School in Vancouver. This year we donated 21 hampers—more than 100 boxes were donated to both the school and its families! In addition, each family received a $200 gift card to Superstore in place of food.
Junior kindergarten to grade 5 homerooms and 6AT were each assigned a family. Grades 6 and 7 collected supplies for the school itself, including Kleenex, Band-Aids, socks, underwear, games, art supplies, lice kits, books, diapers and clothing. Fifteen boxes of books were also donated to Seymour's library along with 12 houseplants for their newly created Reggio learning space. The plants were created and potted by our grade 6 service elective students.
On December 11, several grade 6 students loaded the vehicles and then 30 students in grades 6 and 7 delivered the hampers to Seymour School.
Here’s a message from Andrea Wilks, who coordinated this project at Seymour:
Dear WPGA,

Thank you for all your hard work with the hamper project. It wouldn't happen as smoothly or to this caliber without your passion. Please accept my sincere thank-you on behalf of our community. Boxes upon boxes, envelopes, gift cards, plants, food, cash, first-aid kits and more. I have never seen so many Kleenex boxes in our school! We are so ready for the heavy cold season!
I know our families will be so excited on Christmas morning to open their hampers and will definitely feel the love from the WPGA community. You makes wishes come true for many of our families!
Have a fabulous holiday season and Winter Break! 
We extend an enormous thank-you to everyone who contributed to this extremely successful initiative. The generosity and heart of our WPGA community is incredible. This hamper drive is a great example of our community service mission: to empower students with the understanding that they can make a difference in the world through their own actions.