Students at Southpointe Academy once again supported Deltassist’s Angel Tree program.
Students made between 200 and 300 laminated angels last month that were distributed to participating businesses. Customers could take an angel, buy a toy for the age they chose, and return it unwrapped.
Deltassist runs its annual Toy Depot program where low-income families can pick out toys before Christmas.
An angel tree was also set up at Southpointe in Tsawwassen where 188 gifts were collected. That figure beat last year’s total by over 60.
“I feel happy I can be a part of something like this and to help others who are less fortunate,” said Katelyn Croy, a member of the school’s Citizenship Club.
Another Citizenship Club student, Nola Roberts, said it felt good to give and that making the angels was fun as well.
Southpointe teacher Jenny Slinn said the citizenship group did a good job of making posters, speaking at an assembly and writing letters for the school newsletter.
“I think they did a really good job of getting everybody involved,” she said.
“It is very heartwarming to see kids helping kids in their own community,” said Deltassist Christmas programs co-ordinator Christiann Munro. “At Deltassist we partner with many groups in our community, however it is always encouraging when young people decide to help out.”