© Herald photo by Tyler Clarke
Prince Albert Collegiate Institute Grade 12 students and studentsâ representative council members Zachary Dubinak and Brooklyn Pellerin are seen with this weekâs haul of donated clothing -- the latest effort as part of the schoolâs âThree Weeks of Christmas.â
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 âa student-led initiative thatâs been taking place in our school for six years, now, and itâs always been just an internally driven, internally supported program led by our students representative council,â vice principal Graham McGregor explained.
The first week of Christmas had students collect toys, which at the end of the week they donated to Childrenâs Haven.
Students are currently in the midst of the second week of Christmas, during which theyâre 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.
âI think everyone deserves to get something at Christmas,â Grade 12 student Brooklyn Pellerin said of her involvement in the program.
âIt gives the students an opportunity to give back to their community -- a community that provides a lot of things for them,â McGregor said. âIt is a very supportive atmosphere, here,â
Donations of toys, clothing and food will be accepted at PACI until the end of next week, McGregor said.