Project Profile

Project Title:
Christmas is for Sharing
The value of eliminating poverty
School Name:
Cambridge-Narrows Community School
School board / First Nations school jurisdiction:
School District 17
Project Theme:
  • Engage [active & participatory citizenship]
  • Care [poverty]
Grade Level:
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Subject Areas:
The Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Fredericton Junction
New Brunswick
Community Partners:
Good Samaritan Food Bank

Christmas is for Sharing

Students will raise their awareness of poverty in our community through a variety of activities.
Students will spend a Saturday morning at the local food bank stocking shelves and packing Christmas boxes for families.
Students will sponsor 1-2 families for Christmas. They will purchase gifts, warm clothes and food for the families.
Students will research and answer the imap questions.
Students will create a photostory of their activities to share with the school, village council and local food bank.

Update (August-28-15)

During the month of November, 4 high school students met with one of our teachers and began planning how to make Christmas special for one of our not-so-fortunate families. They discussed gift buying and providing a Christmas dinner. These students had great discussions about their feelings, knowing that there are families who cannot provide a nice Christmas for their children. They decided on a shopping date in December. They also asked the staff is they would be willing to provide the food for a Christmas dinner and the staff was more than willing to help out.

Update (August-28-15)

Our students traveled to the nearest shopping mall and had a great day purchasing gifts for their sponsored family. When they returned to the school, the students wrapped all the gifts, gathered food from the staff and delivered everything to the needy family.