20 Days of Giving – 2023 Campaign

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Students at Delta Secondary School (DSS) in Ladner are once again looking to collect food (including pet food), gifts, toiletries and gift cards to create hampers for local families in need to help them enjoy the festive season.

This year, the 20 Days of Giving Campaign which has been happening for more than 21 years, runs from November 20 until December 15. Last year, students raised an incredible $19,345 including food items, toiletries, and gift cards and in doing so, they helped to make the holiday season memorable for 26 local families. This year, students have the admirable goal of creating hampers for 30 local families and supporting the local food bank.

If you are interested in participating in this year’s 20 Days of Giving Campaign, please drop off donations of food or gifts to the drop box outside the school:

Date:               November 20 – December 15, 2023

Time:               8:30am to 3pm, Monday to Friday

Location:         Delta Secondary, 4615 51st Street, Ladner

For donations of cash or gift cards, please call ahead to the school office (604-946-4194) to make arrangements. Monetary donations of $25 or more requiring a tax receipt should be provided in a cheque written to Delta Secondary School (memo: 20 Days of Giving).

Members of the school’s Interact Club will also be collecting donations at Save-On Foods in Ladner on Tuesday, December 5th from 3:30-6pm.

“As always, this campaign emphasizes the positive impact we can have when we come together as a community,” said Ms. Blatz, organizer of this initiative since 1999.

“This Campaign has become a much-loved, wonderful holiday tradition at the school,” said Graham Harkley, Social Studies Teacher. “Every year, students have managed to be successful in helping even more members of the Ladner community. We’re hoping this year will be no exception!”

Some of the food items collected during a previous campaign