This year, in the spirit of volunteerism and giving, our Junior High students at Red Deer Lake School will be taking Thursday December 3 to volunteer in our local community. Students will choose to donate their time with such organizations as The Mustard Seed, The Veteran’s Food Bank, The Beverly Centre, Millrise Senior’s Village, Park Clean Up at Lloyd Park, The Drop in Centre and Foothills Magic of Christmas.
Instead of the angel tree this year, we are hoping that all Red Deer Lake Students would like to be involved with bringing a donation in the spirit of community volunteerism, to help someone in need have a Merry Christmas.
How can you help?
Any of the following items will be gratefully accepted!
1. For “The Foothills Magic of Christmas”:
- new, unwrapped toy from ages newborn to 12
- gift card for teens
- baking supplies for our volunteer bakers on Dec 3
Foothills Magic of Christmas is an organization that runs out of Okotoks (Their “parent” company is the Magic of Christmas Calgary http://www.themagicofchristmas.org/) helping more than 160 families in need throughout our Foothills community from High River, Okotoks, Black Diamond, Turner Valley and our immediate area. They deliver baking and Christmas gifts to families who need it the most. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please contact, “Foothills Magic of Christmas Okotoks” at 403-995-0498 or 403-938-5800.
2. “The Mustard Seed” & “The Drop in Centre”:
- General first aid supplies (Gauze, gauze rolls, Band-Aids)
- Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Vitamin C
- Cough Drops
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Shaving cream
- Hand lotion
- Full sized towels New or Used
- Men’s and Women’s underwear
- Warm socks
3. “Veteran’s Food Bank”:
- Non-perishable food items to re stock the shelves
Donations will be very gratefully accepted from now until December 3. Thank you RDL community for your overwhelming generosity and for helping us to experience the joy of giving this Christmas season!