Good work helping Goodfellows, Women’s Centre

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Students at Georges P. Vanier recently donated to the Chatham Goodfellows, pictured here, and the Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre, following an in-house donation drive.

The staff, students and parent community of Georges P. Vanier Catholic School contributed to a fundraising event in support of the Chatham Goodfellows and the Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre.

Each cause was given in excess of $1,000.

The Chatham Goodfellows will use the donation to help buy gifts and food boxes for those in need in our community so that there is “No Child Without A Christmas.”

The school community also “adopted” three families from the Women’s Centre and will have a group of shoppers go out and buy gifts for them.

Grade 8 students, Nash Aarssen, Lilah Evans, Mya Lather, Stella Northcott and William Read collected the donations each day for a week. The school’s goal was $1000, but the school community blew that out of the water and donated over $2500.

As an extra incentive, hometown Olympian and Georges P Vanier graduate Bridget Carleton donated two signed basketballs and a signed Team Canada practice jersey to be raffled off to the students.

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