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.”