In a remarkable display of leadership, compassion, and community spirit, five exceptional young girls from Elsie MacGill Public School have taken it upon themselves to rally their peers, school staff, and the wider community in support of the Ignite Durham Learning Foundation. The initiative has resulted in an overwhelming collection of brand-new toys for the IDLF’s holiday campaign, as well as a substantial donation of food, toiletries, and winter essentials, to support DDSB families.
Motivated by a shared commitment to making a positive impact during the holiday season, these young leaders spearheaded a campaign to gather support for three critical causes: the Adopt-a-Family holiday campaign, the IDLF nutrition station, and the Make A Difference Depot, for essential items such as hats, mitts, and coats.
The response from the school community and beyond was nothing short of astounding. The initiative resulted in a multitude of donations pouring in, filling the depot with more than 225 kilograms of food and essential items. The sheer volume of contributions showcases the generosity and community spirit that thrives within Elsie MacGill Public School and its surrounding neighborhoods.
The girls, Eliana Abner, Rishayna Shaw, Aiman Saad, Ambika Jaikaran, and Ava Downey, demonstrated exceptional leadership skills by organizing and promoting the campaign. Their efforts extended beyond the school, reaching out to families, friends, and the community to maximize the impact of their initiative. The success of the campaign is a testament to the power for positive change when individuals come together for a common cause.
The DDSB is immensely proud of these five outstanding students for their dedication, empathy, and the positive influence they have had on the community. Their initiative not only brings joy to families in need during the holiday season but also reinforces the values of kindness, generosity, and community engagement amongst their peers.
SOURCE Durham District School Board