© Herald photo by Tyler Clarke
Prince Albert Collegiate Institute Grade 12 students and students‚Äô representative council members Zachary Dubinak and Brooklyn Pellerin are seen with this week‚Äôs haul of donated clothing -- the latest effort as part of the school‚Äôs ‚ÄúThree Weeks of Christmas.‚ÄĚ
Recognizing the holiday season in the weeks leading up to Christmas, Prince Albert Collegiate Institute students are giving back to the community.
The Three Weeks of Christmas is ‚Äúa student-led initiative that‚Äôs been taking place in our school for six years, now, and it‚Äôs always been just an internally driven, internally supported program led by our students representative council,‚ÄĚ vice principal Graham McGregor explained.
The first week of Christmas had students collect toys, which at the end of the week they donated to Children‚Äôs Haven.
Students are currently in the midst of the second week of Christmas, during which they‚Äôre collecting clothing for the Salvation Army.
Next week will see students collect food for food hampers that will go out to local families in need.
‚ÄúI think everyone deserves to get something at Christmas,‚ÄĚ Grade 12 student Brooklyn Pellerin said of her involvement in the program.
‚ÄúIt gives the students an opportunity to give back to their community -- a community that provides a lot of things for them,‚ÄĚ McGregor said. ‚ÄúIt is a very supportive atmosphere, here,‚ÄĚ
Donations of toys, clothing and food will be accepted at PACI until the end of next week, McGregor said.