By Jennifer Fink
LSS has always been a community-minded school, and this year the students and staff wanted to reach out and help those facing greater challenges this holiday season.
Normally the school holds a variety of charitable drives such as “Coats for Folks”, Christmas Angel gifts for children and teens, and Food Drives. Given the safety concerns surrounding donated items due to Covid-19 restrictions, the school has had to get creative in how they give back to the community.
In response, LSS Student Council decided to hold a fundraiser in which classes were given a week to raise money for the Ladysmith Resource Center Christmas Cheer Fund; the classes that raised over $100 would earn a pizza lunch, paid for by Student Council.
The response was incredible.
Within 2 days some classes had already surpassed the $100 mark. Several staff members stepped forward to challenge each other to “sponsor a class” with their personal donations as well. Many classes surpassed the $100 goal, with one Science 10 class raising over $300.
In the end, the school raised over $2,200 for the Ladysmith Resource Center Christmas Cheer Fund. Ladysmith Secondary School is usually one of the largest single donors to the Ladysmith Resource Center, and it was nice to see that in spite of all the things that have changed this year, the generosity of the school community has stayed the same.