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School raises $1K to purchase toys for needy kids

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Dec 23, 2013 - 1:09 PM |
Grade 7 École Félix-Ricard student Kristina Levert recently inspired her peers to raise more than $1,000 to purchase Christmas presents for needy kids at the school.  Supplied photo

Grade 7 École Félix-Ricard student Kristina Levert recently inspired her peers to raise more than $1,000 to purchase Christmas presents for needy kids at the school. Supplied photo

Every year, École Félix-Ricard holds a canned food drive so they can feed needy families within the school community.

But Grade 7 student Kristina Levert wasn't satisfied with just that. She decided the children from these families should receive gifts on Christmas morning as well.

She prepared a presentation, and asked her fellow students to donate a loonie or toonie to purchase toys. Although she'd set a $400 goal, Kristina ended up collecting $1,025, plus gift donations.

“Kristina has come to realize the true meaning of Christmas: giving to others is what truly counts,” a press release from Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario said.

“She wishes she could find the proper way to thank everyone who has supported her. The best way to do so is by sharing her story in the hope that others will be inspired and give during the holidays.”

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