Altruism

Jacket Racket

November 29, 2020

In the midst of this ongoing global pandemic, our attention seems constantly drawn to headlines about COVID-19. But the challenges that existed before COVID-19 remain today, and a committed group of students were not going to leave their community behind.

A core part of Grade 10 culture at Calgary Academy, altruism projects typically see students travel into the community to lend their hands to a variety of local non-profits. However, this year students have been restricted to events on campus for their health, and the health of the agencies they’d typically support. Undeterred, the Grade 10 group looked for other ways to help the community, and today’s showcase is the Jacket Racked coat drive, which wrapped up on Friday, November 27.

Throughout November, the students encouraged the school community to donate gently used jackets, snow pants, toques, and mittens to families that cannot afford new ones.​ Judging by the enormous pile of bags stuffed with warm winter clothes, they succeeded!

This feature is one of a weeklong celebration of altruism at Calgary Academy! Altruism, the heart of our REACH Principles, is a concern for the welfare of others, and the CA community exemplifies this in may ways. Each day this week we will feature an example of our community giving back – either by volunteering their time, leaving a legacy, or making a generous donation. We’re asking all parents to help spread the word by sharing the link with friends and family, making a donation, or by submitting an impact story on the difference CA has made in your family’s life.

Learn more at give.calgaryacademy.com.