Holiday Hours at HFCRD

  Posted: December 13, 2016

For the last 12 years, the students and staff of St. Andrew’s School have joined together to donate hampers full of food and gifts, and a family stocking for less fortunate families in High Prairie.  Every year, the hamper program is generously organized by grade 3 students, and their teachers Joanne Lasher and Janella Kosak.  This year, the school collected items for four anonymous families in High Prairie.

“Thank you to the students and staff of St. Andrew’s School for supporting this program year after year,” said organizer and St. Andrew’s School teacher Joanne Lasher.  “Every year, I am truly overwhelmed by the generosity of our students, staff and community.  I don’t think I’ll ever stop doing this.”

The program has been a wonderful way to get the whole school in the giving Christmas spirit and ensures that less fortunate families have food over the holidays and gifts to open on Christmas morning.  The program has been strongly supported for 12 years, with four to five boxes of donations going to each family.  The items are delivered by a small group of staff members to ensure the families remain anonymous.

“Thank you to Joanne and Janella, and their grade 3 students for organizing this program every year,” said St. Andrew’s School Principal Marc Lamoureux.  “As a school, we strongly encourage our staff and students to model Catholic citizenship within our community and this program is a reflection of that.  I am proud of our staff and students for supporting our community so generously each year.”