Yale Secondary School hosted it’s annual Calculated Acts of Kindness Fair last month. Booths were set up in the gym by the senior leadership class, each on a mission to coordinate a calculated act of kindness in support of a community cause.
Cover Photo: Sandwich makers for the Sandwiches in the Snow event (sandwiches distributed to those in need around Abbotsford)
“Community service is a significant part our leadership program here.” says Leadership teacher Soraya Rajabally. “Fun school events such as dances and lunchtime student activities are great but to demonstrate true leadership, students need to understand what it is to be of service to others and especially to those in need in our own community.”And this is exactly what students have been doing over the past month. By selling Krispy Kreme donuts and HEAT tickets, students have raised closed to $1000 for the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau.
They have also supported a family in need over the holidays by purchasing a Christmas hamper and gifts.
This past Friday, students were at McMillan Elementary school acting as Santa’s Elves by coordinating fun activities for the students there.
Additionally, students made over 100 sandwiches and filled lunch bags to hand out to those in need around Abbotsford.Students have also served lunch and snacks at the Cyrus Centre for youth as well as provided donated items such as socks, toques, and hygienic products.
And more events are soon to come including a Christmas fun day for students at Mountain Elementary, an afternoon to mingle with seniors at Bevan Lodge as well as a visit to children who are currently residing at the Abbotsford Hospital.
From coordinating a clothing drive to teens in need to collecting items such as toothbrushes, gloves, books, socks, etc. to fill shoe boxes for those less fortunate, Yale Secondary students are determined to give back to their community in any way that they can.