Local kids attending Core Education & Fine Arts are collecting toys for families in need.
Children ages one to five who attend the junior kindergarten school in New Westminster scoured their toy chests for items to donate to local families.
“When children learn the importance of gratitude, compassion and kindness at an early age, it extends into adulthood,” said CEFA founder Natacha Beim in a press release. “Lessons in compassion and kindness are as important as lessons in math or reading.”
Each child is also writing a personalized message of gratitude. The note, which will accompany their donation, will extend well wishes to the families receiving their items.
The donations will be given to the New Westminster Christmas Bureau, which is operated by the Salvation Army.
| SOURCE: The Record |