The annual Handmade for the Holidays craft fair, in support of the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation, was held Friday and Saturday at Nanaimo District Secondary School. KELSEY McLEAN/Black Press

The annual Handmade for the Holidays craft fair, in support of the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation, was held Friday and Saturday at Nanaimo District Secondary School. KELSEY McLEAN/Black Press

Handmade Christmas presents helped support schools foundation

NANAIMO – Handmade for the Holidays craft fair was held Friday and Saturday at NDSS

Shoppers supplemented their Christmas shopping while supporting local schools.

The annual Handmade for the Holidays craft fair, in support of the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation, was held Friday and Saturday at Nanaimo District Secondary School.

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There were more than 90 vendors this year and lots of shoppers.

“We’re really pleased with the response we’ve had to our holiday craft market,” said Crystal Dennison, schools foundation executive director, in a press release.

The Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools foundation is a charity that raises money to help vulnerable students in the school district, noted the release. In addition to funding scholarships and bursaries, the foundation also helps provide meals, school supplies, clothes, shoes, school fees and more. For more information, visit www.nlsf.ca.