Seven Summits learners support Giving Tree

Learners at the Seven Summits Centre for Learning are once again supporting the Giving Tree this year.

Learners at the Seven Summits Centre for Learning are once again supporting the Giving Tree this year.

Female and male learners will divide to conquer two children’s Christmas wishes.

“What we’ve been doing for the past three years this is our third year is we’ve been picking names off and we split off the boys and the girls, and they put money together and go get gifts for the child,” explains Hannak Kroeker, Grade 10.

Each student will bring in $10 toward the gift.

“We did this exact same thing last year and we ended up getting an air hockey table for the kid,” says Hayden Butler, also Grade 10. “He loved that, and then we also got some Lego sets for him to be interested in and play around.”

“One year we got [one of the girls] a little iPod and we put some music on it for her and then we went to Ardene’s and got like pajamas, [and] stuff like toques and scarves,” says Kroeker.

But the learners don’t just make sure the children have toys for Christmas. They also see to some of the kids’ more practical needs.

“We also all decided to bring in one thing from home that isn’t necessarily a Christmas gift, more something that’s a necessity, like some toothpaste or a toothbrush that you get from the dentist, or just some socks or something that would actually be needed for the kid,” says Butler.

So far this year the learners are still in the planning stages of their gift giving, but look forward to making two children very happy.

 

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