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fundraising/Charity: December 2012 Archives

Toy Story for Christmas Campaign

Mainstreet Banner.jpgIt's been a busy few days for people at Murphy's Community Centre. The group at the centre has collected twice as many toys, games and books as last year as part of its Toy Story for Christmas campaign. This is the second year the centre has been collecting gently used and new gifts for kids. Families that are having a hard time at Christmas pick up what they need, so everyone has something under the tree.

Maggie Brown went to the Centre to take a look...and spoke with Tracy Lynn Elsworth. She's the supervisor of Teen Zone, the after school program at the Murphy Centre.

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Spring Park School - Christmas Donation

Spring Park School 3W.jpgEach Christmas during the turkey drive, we get to meet children from across the Island as they drop in, often with their schools, to make their donations. And if we're lucky they often bring more than turkeys to our door. That was the case on Friday, December 14, when we recieved this visit.

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Giving at the Gray - Shelley Mann and Amanda Spidel

Giving at the Gray3.jpgFor many students the countdown to holidays is underway. But for many kids school provides a home away from home. For those students there may not be a lot of presents under a tree - let alone a tree or a turkey dinner. Many schools find ways to make Christmas more pleasant for those who have little. At Colonel Gray High School - some of the Santa's helpers got in touch because they need some help providing gifts this year. I stopped by Colonel Gray to talk with Shelley Mann the special education co-ordinator and resource teacher Amanda Spidel.

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