Thanks to generous donors, the sixth annual Stock the Lockers campaign raised $32,000 to help support vulnerable students.
The campaign of Nanaimo-Ladysmith School Foundation raises money to provide school supplies for students whose families are affected by financial hardship. Some of the money is used to assist vulnerable students with items such as food, clothing, shoes, glasses, dental visits, fees for field trips and grad, and other needs as identified by teachers and principals.
Staples collected $15,000 in donations at the checkouts. Coastal Community Credit Union branches raised $5,000, and Woodgrove Centre donated $5,000 through its Perfect Score promotion. In addition, Runners of Compassion, local service clubs, private donors and School District 68 employees contributed more than $7,000 to the campaign.
Crystal Dennison, foundation’s executive director, says that in the past six years, local donors have helped raise more than $260,000.
For more information or to donate, please visit the website www.NLSF.ca.