By Jennifer Pawluk, Communications Specialist
Encouraging students to give is something parents, educators, and mentors are equally invested in. Together, we instil kindness in children from a young age. Good energy is contagious, as is the spirit of giving.
School-aged children come to understand the significance of generosity on their own terms, most often by dedicating their time to certain causes.
Whether fundraising for CancerCare Manitoba, collecting items for SNOW night or completing hours of community work, Balmoral Hall School students learn that regardless of the impact their charitable acts are always meaningful. On Thursday, Dec. 21, BH girls will spend hours volunteering throughout Winnipeg in honour of Day of Giving. Through hands-on experiences, this annual tradition inspires students to make a difference.
“This is a time for students to give back to our community in a thoughtful way,” says Middle and Senior School Principal Jodi Hafenbrak.
“Caring for others is about looking at the world from another’s point of view. We encourage students to do this all year, but Day of Giving allows everyone to combine their efforts in the giving spirit of the season.”
On Day of Giving 2017, students will volunteer throughout Winnipeg in support of community development with Mulvey School, Misericordia Place, West Broadway Youth Outreach, Winnipeg Harvest, Siloam Mission, St.Amant, Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services (N.E.E.D.S.), and Christmas Cheer Board, spreading joy wherever they are.