Each year, Kimberley residents give generously to the Helping Hands Food Bank to support their Christmas hamper campaign. A big part of that effort every year comes from Selkirk Secondary.
Students at Selkirk raise thousands every December to assist the Food Bank in making sure everyone in Kimberley has a Christmas dinner. Last year, $7000 was raised. This year, Principal Cling Dolgopol is challenging students to do a little better than that. He’d like to see the students raise $8000, and the route to that number is having every student sell at least one book of tickets.
The ticket cost is $2 — a small price for the chance to win either $1000, $500 or $250.
The winning tickets will be drawn on December 21, 2012 at the schools Christmas assembly.
For further incentive, students can win prizes for selling tickets. The student who sells the first, second and third place tickets will each receive prizes. The top selling class will get a pizza party and the next two top selling classes will receive donuts and treats from Tim Hortons for the entire class.
The Food Bank donated 192 Christmas Hampers in 2011 to families in our community and we raised close to $7000 to assist in the donated Christmas Hampers. Christmas Hampers last year cost $32,000 and the entire cost was covered by fundraising through the community including Selkirk. The Food Bank is currently receiving many applications and the need is 7 per cent greater compared to previous years.