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Yale students lend helping hand

Students from Yale Secondary School held a chili cook out to help feed the hungry in Abbotsford.Students included (front row left to right) Sunita Kambo, Rachel Lee, Jenna Cook, Daniella Allen and (back row left to right) Anna McMahon, Kade McCartney and Hien Nguyen. - Submmited photo
Students from Yale Secondary School held a chili cook out to help feed the hungry in Abbotsford.Students included (front row left to right) Sunita Kambo, Rachel Lee, Jenna Cook, Daniella Allen and (back row left to right) Anna McMahon, Kade McCartney and Hien Nguyen.
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udents from Yale Secondary School have been working together to help the community.

Just prior to the Christmas holidays, an inaugural event took place at the local school called the Calculated Acts of Kindness Fair.

Senior leadership students set up several booths in the gym at lunch outlining different opportunities to give back to their community. Students signed up to volunteer in these community initiatives that had catchy titles, such as Santa’s Little Helpers, Chili for the Chilly, and Yale’s Toy Chest.

Events that the students signed up for turned out to be quite successful.

One group of students served homemade chili and other treats at Jubilee Park one cold Saturday afternoon. Another group held a toy drive, acquiring toys for the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau.

A third group put on a Bingo Night with the Aktion Club where students interacted and played bingo with adults with disabilities.

Other worthwhile causes included fundraising to support a teen mom over the holidays, a women’s transition home, the Cyrus Center for Youth and the Abbotsford Food Bank.

All of these events took place over the first two weeks of December and Yale students did showed they care for their local community.

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