Quilting for a cause!

A quilt and a wall hanging have turned into dollars for food for students-in-need!

Recently Shuswap Middle School (SMS) counsellor Sandy Little quilted a “Conquer COVID-19” scrappy lap quilt and wall hanging.

With the help of her daughter, Molly, they decided to offer a “gift opportunity” to other SD83 staff members. For a donation going towards helping SD83 students and their families with food and mental health supports, their names would be entered for a chance to win either the quilt and the wall hanging.

“Like the quilt, I feel that every little piece can come together to create something more,” Little commented when she shared her idea.

At noon on June 1st in front of a small crowd in the courtyard at SMS, the draw was made. The lucky recipients were Shera Niewenhuizen (learning resource teacher at Sorrento Elementary) who won the quilt, and Dee LeCerf (secretary at South Broadview Elementary) who won the wall hanging.

The two decided to purchase food gift cards for students in need and their families, which will be distributed through the SD83 District Counselling team, the Indigenous Education Department and PEACE (Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling Empowerment).

“Thanks again to everyone involved.”