The bus is ready and so are the students from Fort St. James Secondary School who will be helping to fill it for the annual Toy and Food Drive.
The annual event, now in its fourth year, is being organized by the student council along with Christine Deverson and Jhenipher Bridgeman.
Bridgeman, at risk youth worker at Fort St. James Secondary School, says that it was an idea that student council originally came up with four years ago and now the community just seems to expect it.
“It was their idea. They wanted to find a way to get donations especially from those who find it difficult to get around and who would like to donate but can’t.”
On Dec. 9 from 6-9 p.m., unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items will be collected on Sowchea Road and area.
On Dec. 10 from 6-9 p.m., another collection will take place in town.
“It gets the students involved even if in a small way,” Bridgeman said. “It’s rewarding for them and gets them into the joy and spirit of giving.”