Yesterday was the last day of school for 2012 up in Fort McMurray. But more than just a day filled with movies, chatting about Christmas plans and basically goofing off, something else happens at Father Patrick Mercredi Community High School – On the last day of school before Christmas break, the school’s gyms come alive as most of the students are busily preparing hampers for Santa’s Anonymous. It’s a wonderful event that brings everyone together in the spirit of the season.
And it’s not just that day, oh no. These students have been involved since September (for some of them, even earlier) doing fundraisers, food drives, public awareness, and more, all to help the less fortunate at this time of year, a time when excess is often the name of the game.
If you are looking to donate to a charity this Christmas, any charity!, I urge you to do so. So many groups are having a hard time this year, and are way behind where they should be to help all the families who need it. If you have already, to you I say “You’re awesome!”
And now, to lighten the mood, here’s a picture from Santa’s Anonymous 1998 (I’m the one with a big frog on my back LOL)