Students and volunteers sort gifts in December, 2018, during the first-ever toy drive at Salish Secondary. The school’s second annual toy drive takes place Dec. 12 this year. (Photo: Grace Kennedy)

Cloverdale’s Salish Secondary School to host second annual toy drive

Toy Drive to support Cloverdale Christmas Hamper program

Salish Secondary School is hosting another toy drive.

After collecting more than 200 toys last year, the students have decided to do it again.

This year’s second annual Cloverdale Christmas Toy Drive will run Dec. 12 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the school.

Along with all of the toys, last year’s inaugural drive raised more than $3,100 in donations for the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper program.

“Student volunteers will be stationed in front of the school to collect toys, books, gift cards, and monetary donations,” according to a press release from student organizer Joon Hyeong Sohn.

“Gifts for preteens and teenagers are especially in need. All proceeds go towards the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper Program to directly benefit local youth, children and families,” it reads.

Sohn notes the Salish Secondary group Hold High the Torch (HHTT) will also be a part of the drive.

HHTT “will also be there to encourage the community to make, or drop-off, Christmas cards for our troops.”

The veterans appreciation group was formed in 2018 with the aim to “connect the individual stories and experiences of veterans to students, to honour the fallen and support the troops who serve our nation today,” Sohn said earlier this year in April. Sohn is a co-founder of HHTT.

According to Sohn, there will be hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies—courtesy of the United Way of the Lower Mainland—for anyone who stops by the school to donate.

Salish Secondary is located at 7278 184 Street.

For more information on donating to the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper program, visit mycck.ca.



editor@cloverdalereporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

GoFundMe started for young Surrey father with brain cancer

Campaign aims to raise $10,000 to help with treatment costs for Tyler Duquette

Eight Surrey groups to share $375K in grant money

The not-for-profit groups focus on public safety and the environment

Surrey mayor the lone vote against regional business licensing for ride hailing

Metro Vancouver mayors have voted to fast-track regional licensing in early 2020

Surrey Liberal MPs pay tribute to Andrew Scheer

Scheer announced Thursday he will resign as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada

Music Lottery concerts follow cancelled Cloverdale series at Shannon Hall

Rebranded effort ‘a fundraising program that supports venues and the musicians that play in them’

‘Not a decision I came to lightly:’ Scheer to resign as Conservative leader

Decision comes after weeks of Conservative infighting following the October election

B.C. SPCA seizes dogs chained up outside among scrap metal, garbage

Shepherd-breed dogs were living in ‘deplorable conditions.’

B.C. plane crash victim identified; witnesses describe ‘explosion’

He was a flight instructor, charter pilot and owned an airstrip before leaving Alberta

BC Hydro offers tips as collisions with power poles increase

Region with the largest spike in collisions was the Lower Mainland at 16 per cent

Canadian airline passengers to be eligible for $1,000 in compensation for delayed flights

Passengers can also receive compensation for overbooking, lost luggage and other inconveniences

Second snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla Highway

Another 20 cm of snow is expected to fall by early Friday

FVRD emergency plan only ‘partially meeting’ expectations, says auditor

Regional district says they are already working on shortfalls in emergency management

RCMP must bury three sex mannequins found in Manning Park

Police tasked with ensuring the mannequins were completely disposed of

B.C. seniors need better vaccine protection, advocate says

Home support down, day programs up in annual rating

Most Read

l -->