Winter is just around the corner and in true Rowntree tradition, RMS students are thinking about how to help those less fortunate in our community with our annual Mitten Tree. Last week, RMS Campuses collected donations for our annual Mitten Tree campaign. Students were asked to donate a pair of mittens, a scarf or a hat that will help someone in their community stay warm this winter.
RMS has been participating in the Salvation Army’s annual Mitten Tree campaign for many years. It is the official start of the holiday season at our schools. An important facet of RMS’ curriculum includes character and values education. RMS students learn about helping and giving back to the communities in which they live. During the holiday season, our students learn about how others may face everyday challenges such as low income, high rent, and everyday living expenses, and how it can sometimes be a struggle to make ends meet. Students learn about how they can help others in times of need.
The Mitten Tree is one of many holiday initiatives that allow RMS students and the community to give back. Hundreds of hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves have been donated by RMS students and their families and then distributed to individuals of all ages through the Region of Peel.
The success of of our annual Mitten Tree can be attributed to the generosity of the our RMS families and students. Every year, the Mitten Tree continues to become more vibrant and erupt with vast donations of hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves which have been donated to our local branch of the Salvation Army. On behalf of all RMS teachers and faculty, we’d like to thank the ongoing generosity and kindness of our students and their families.
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