Local kids helping make Christmas better

Students from Sidney and Kelset Elementary Schools were busy collecting items for those in need this holiday season

Students from Sidney Elementary hold up sock stockings they put together for Anawim House in Victoria. The students delivered the socks on Dec. 18 — filled with toiletries and other necessities — to the organization that offers support to those living on the streets.

Students from Sidney and Kelset Elementary Schools were busy collecting socks, toiletries and other personal care items for those in need this holiday season.

The students collected the items over the last few weeks and assembled them into usable pairs of socks that they delivered to Anawim House in Victoria Dec. 18.

“It’s a place where those who don’t have the resources can go and shower and meet up and get support,” explained Tom Vickers, who used to work at Kelset Elementary School and who is now the principal of Sidney Elementary School.

The initiative began 18 years ago when Vickers was working at Bayside Middle School. This year, the two schools made up 200 stockings for the homeless and hand delivered them to those in need.

“It’s a great for the kids to see the project through and actually go down and hand these items over to those in need,” explained Vickers, who hopes to keep the tradition alive for years to come.

“It’s great to be able to support people in your own community,” he added.


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