A letter writer reminds us to help those in need during the holiday season.

Christmas: A time to give as well as receive

This year, my school is aiming to gather 2,012 canned goods. I am positive we will reach our goal with everyone’s input.

As we’re all getting ready to put up our Christmas trees and light up the house with fancy lights and decorations, let’s take time to give some thought to the families who are lacking food, shelter and support.

Christmas is a time to love and a time to give, so as December approaches, let’s put in some effort and donate to local food drives in the community as well as school food drives.

As a Grade 10 student of Fleetwood Park Secondary, I’ve seen my school do exceptionally well in terms of gathering non-perishable food items to donate for those who don’t have as much as we do.

This year, my school is aiming to gather 2,012 canned goods. I am positive we will reach our goal with everyone’s input.

Another way to help is by taking part in the Surrey Christmas Bureau’s “Adopt a Family” program by sponsoring a low-income family for Christmas.

You will be paired up with a family and given their “wish list.” You then shop for the items they wish for and deliver the hamper to the family.

I personally love this program because I have participated in it with my school before.

So in our Christmas spirits, let’s get out there and make sure everyone celebrates this wonderful holiday having just as much fun as we do.

Let’s help fill the stockings of the little ones whose parents cannot afford to give their children expensive Christmas gifts and cherish the holidays. Those in need will feel loved and comforted.

Donate to the Surrey Food Bank or if your child is having a food drive at school, please try to donate at least one item.

Make a difference this holiday season. With everyone’s assistance, let’s hope everyone – including the ones in need – have a very Merry Christmas this year.

 

Navi Dosanjh, 15

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