Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas sale success!

Our annual PAC Christmas sale was a huge success! Our main goal with this event was to provide children and their families with an opportunity to shop for inexpensive pre-loved items to give as gifts. It was a pure delight to see so many school children in the gym dithering over their selections in order to bring home the perfect gifts for their loved ones. The spirit of giving is alive and thriving at Vic West Elementary School! Our secondary goal with the sale was to raise some funds that ultimately go back into our school. Success was achieved on that front too as the final total raised was just under $881!


So, a big festive high five and thank you to:
  • Parent and PAC volunteer, Margaret Newell, for organizing the event;
  • the many parent (and grandparent) volunteers who lifted and sorted, packed and unpacked donations, and helped students shop;
  • members of our school community who donated items for sale;
  • teachers and other school staff who took time out of their routines to bring students to the gym;
  • Noreen Nash for donating MANY boxes of pre-loved items from her church bazaar and thrift shop;
  • Wendy Torris who donated dozens and dozens of handmade jewelry items to our sale (those gorgeous necklaces are going to be seen all over Vic West!);
  • and anyone else who, in big ways or small, made a contribution of time, treasure or talent to our Christmas sale.

Time, Treasure and Talent came together in a big way!