Ghoulish gear nets food, not candy

News Nov 12, 2009 Ancaster News

Parkside Secondary School students donned their ghoulish gear and collected food instead of candy in their Halloween for Hunger campaign.

Students organized the event, handing out flyers attached to bags donated by University Plaza Metro to homes within its catchment area.

Students then worked in teams to collect food and cash donations. In total, they collected more than 100 bags of food.

“I was overwhelmed by the turnout,” said Carrie Collins, teacher-advisor to the volunteer group. “We easily doubled what we collected last year. The community’s generosity was tremendous.”

However, Collins reserved her highest praise for the students.

“At Parkside, we really support the notion that being socially aware and responsive is a necessary part of our kids’ education.”

Anyone who would still like to contribute food should call 905-628-0830.

Ghoulish gear nets food, not candy

News Nov 12, 2009 Ancaster News

Parkside Secondary School students donned their ghoulish gear and collected food instead of candy in their Halloween for Hunger campaign.

Students organized the event, handing out flyers attached to bags donated by University Plaza Metro to homes within its catchment area.

Students then worked in teams to collect food and cash donations. In total, they collected more than 100 bags of food.

“I was overwhelmed by the turnout,” said Carrie Collins, teacher-advisor to the volunteer group. “We easily doubled what we collected last year. The community’s generosity was tremendous.”

However, Collins reserved her highest praise for the students.

“At Parkside, we really support the notion that being socially aware and responsive is a necessary part of our kids’ education.”

Anyone who would still like to contribute food should call 905-628-0830.

Ghoulish gear nets food, not candy

News Nov 12, 2009 Ancaster News

Parkside Secondary School students donned their ghoulish gear and collected food instead of candy in their Halloween for Hunger campaign.

Students organized the event, handing out flyers attached to bags donated by University Plaza Metro to homes within its catchment area.

Students then worked in teams to collect food and cash donations. In total, they collected more than 100 bags of food.

“I was overwhelmed by the turnout,” said Carrie Collins, teacher-advisor to the volunteer group. “We easily doubled what we collected last year. The community’s generosity was tremendous.”

However, Collins reserved her highest praise for the students.

“At Parkside, we really support the notion that being socially aware and responsive is a necessary part of our kids’ education.”

Anyone who would still like to contribute food should call 905-628-0830.