Lockers campaign reaches goal

NANAIMO: Lockers are brimming with school supplies this year thanks to community donors.

Lockers are brimming with school supplies this year thanks to community donors.

The Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation surpassed its fundraising goal of raising $50,000 for its Stock the Lockers campaign. It raised more than $54,000 for needy students in the school district.

Staples participated in the campaign for the third year and collected $18,000 in donations at its Nanaimo locations and Coastal Community Credit Union raised $8,700 at its locations.

“The foundation is blown away by the support the community contributed to make Stock the Lockers a huge success this year,” said Erin van Steen, executive director of the foundation, in a press release.

Money raised is used to purchase school supplies and provide other necessities such as shoes, coats, and to help cover band or athletic fees and bus passes for students in need. For more information, please go to www.nlsf.ca.