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ADHS Clothing Drive for Kugluktuk, Nunavut
Almonte District High School Sends Winter Clothing to Students in Nunavut
Posted on 12/17/2019
Almonte DHS Winter Clothing Drive

December 17, 2019 (Almonte, ON)  ̶  Nine large boxes filled with parkas, winter hats, snow pants, mittens, and balaclavas have arrived at Kugluktuk High School in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, the result of a winter clothing drive held at Almonte District High School. 

The Grade 11 Indigenous English class clothing drive, which was led by Leadership Student Karleigh Kucharik, gathered a total of 89 kilograms of clothing in October. The donations were shipped in November.  

The drive was inspired by a presentation at the school last year by Kucharik’s sister and her partner, who both live and work in Kugluktuk. The couple spoke to students about life in the northern town, the poverty and the severe need for proper winter clothing. 

“This drive helped my students understand that there are issues out there they can work toward changing,” said teacher Kelly Stewart. “It allowed them to connect with the people up there and understand what the challenges are, and to make a real connection with Reconciliation.” 

Along with the clothing, Stewart’s students sent 83 letters of encouragement to their peers in Kugluktuk, each attached to winter hats.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Casey Nelson
Principal
Almonte District High School
(613) 256-1470 

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