District Social Justice class gives back to youth in need for the holidays
December 21, 2018
Since October, the Social Justice 35 kids have been preparing a very special Christmas surprise. The 25 students in the program, have been organizing a fundraising and donation plan for supporting kids that at the Langley Youth Hub. Since then, they have gathered, and shopped for, countless items for donation to the hub.
Two weeks were spent purchasing gifts, sorting items, wrapping boxes, and preparing the gift donations. There were 20 gifts for boys, 20 for girls, and 20 that were gender-neutral.
The Langley Youth Hub opened its doors to kids earlier this year, due in part to the fundraising efforts from leadership kids around the district. The shelter offers “acceptance and care under one roof” to all youth in the community, according to their website.
Christmas is a hard time of year for some youth. The hope is, youth who use the hub will have something nice to receive for the holidays, as well as basic necessities, such as warm clothing, toiletries, and chocolates.
The gifts were delivered just in time for the hub’s Christmas gathering. They were warmly welcomed, and will be distributed to visiting kids throughout the holiday season.