Since September, students in Rainbow District School Board schools have been collecting gently used winter clothing items for local families in need.
The drive, spearheaded by Cooper Equipment Rental, helps to support Our Children, Our Future.
In total, 16,555 clothing items were collected. Rainbow board schools contributed 6,337 items to this impressive total. Thanks to the many donations, items will support approximately 5,500 people throughout the community.
“We are thrilled that we were able to once again surpass last year’s collection total,” says R.H. Murray Public School principal Chris Bourré, in a press release. “It is amazing to see what can happen when the community works together towards a common goal.
“Thank you to everyone who helped make this winter a little warmer for those in need.”