West Island Elementary Schools Are Doing More for the Holidays to Help Those In Need

Students from Margaret Manson Elementary School in Kirkland and Kuper Academy of Pointe-Claire, together with Volunteer West Island and our committed volunteers, are making the holidays much brighter for seniors and families in need.20151211_100816 IMG_2086

With SUVs filled to the brim, the generous collection of non-perishable food was even sorted by the students from Margaret Manson Elementary School and benefited three community groups and countless individuals and families! The donations helped Volunteer West Island’s Meal on Wheels Kitchen serving Kirkland, On Rock Community Services, and the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Food Bank. Julie-Ann Leblanc, a parent from the Kirkland school helped to deliver the remaining donations to us in Sainte-Anne-De-Bellevue. Margaret Manson Elementary also made a generous donation of much needed funds to Meals on Wheels that could not have come at a better time for the Kirkland kitchen that provides hot meals to seniors! A heartfelt thank you and congratulations to the students, teachers, families, staff, and the greater community of Margaret Manson. Giving to Meals on Wheels and food banks on the West Island is a fabulous gift to our seniors and families in need!

Students from Kuper Academy a made a large number of handmade Christmas cards to distribute throughout the West Island Community. Bryan Pearce, Dean of Student Life from Kuper Academy, teaches students that their efforts really DO make a difference! Giving back to the community is an integral part of the philosophy of Kuper Academy. The cards were distributed, along with cookie baskets, to seniors who receive calls from Volunteer West Island’s Contact Program033 and to the Meals on Wheels Kitchens delivering Christmas meals, and with Christmas baskets. Kuper A032cademy shares Volunteer West Island’s commitment to the community and the value of giving. The cards with individual holiday messages written by the students will 029bring a smile to everyone who will get a special delivery this holiday season!

 To all the elementary schools, thank you for being Santa’s little helpers and helping Volunteer West Island’s programs! Meals on Wheels is a volunteer-driven program that provides hot nutritious meals at minimal cost twice a week to homebound or isolated seniors and to those with reduced autonomy.  Volunteer West Island supports 13 Meals on Wheels Kitchens on the West Island, including Kirkland and Pointe Claire. CONTACT, is a free and friendly telephone service open to all residents of the West Island who are 55 or over. These calls are made three times a week by VWI volunteers.


Volunteer West Island

It’s about time…

…time to help others


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