This year's Horizon Christmas Hampers are ready to be delivered!
We are sharing gifts with 316 children and 122 families in need
from communities across Horizon School Division this holiday season.
members and central office staff spent the morning of December 14 wrapping,
organizing, and packing gifts – books, toys, clothing, grocery gift cards, etc.
– to be delivered to a number of Horizon communities over the coming days.
This is the
fifth year of the Horizon Christmas Hamper Project. In 2014, Horizon’s central
office staff chose to forego their regular holiday gift exchange and instead
use that money to give back to Horizon’s communities. Each year since, schools
identify families who may be in need over the holidays. Horizon’s Board
of Education contributes $5,000 to this project, and the remaining funds are
raised by donation from local businesses and individual staff members from across the
division. This year was the largest number of gifts prepared since the project