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J.M. Olds Collegiate students fill shoeboxes in Twillingate

Pictured are Amanda Mouland’s economics students at J.M. Olds Collegiate in Twillingate. Each year, Mouland fills shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child with one of her classes with the hope of encouraging them to held those in need. Included are (front, from left) Nikita Collins, Kendell Andrews, Georgia Rumbolt, Rachel Dove, Macy Cooper, Tyler Hawkins; (back) Mouland, Joshua Stuckless, Mitchell Pond, Cody Anstey, Aaron Lambert, Jagger Sharpe, Noah Costello, Carson Rogers, Wesley Rogers, Jeremy Stuckless and Mitchell Jaddore.
Pictured are Amanda Mouland’s economics students at J.M. Olds Collegiate in Twillingate. Each year, Mouland fills shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child with one of her classes with the hope of encouraging them to held those in need. Included are (front, from left) Nikita Collins, Kendell Andrews, Georgia Rumbolt, Rachel Dove, Macy Cooper, Tyler Hawkins; (back) Mouland, Joshua Stuckless, Mitchell Pond, Cody Anstey, Aaron Lambert, Jagger Sharpe, Noah Costello, Carson Rogers, Wesley Rogers, Jeremy Stuckless and Mitchell Jaddore.

Amanda Mouland, a teacher at J.M. Olds Collegiate in Twillingate is donating two shoeboxes to Operation Christmas Child, a charity that distributes the shoeboxes filled with such things as hygiene products, school supplies and small toys to needy children all over the world.

Mouland has made it an annual tradition to have her students to help fill shoeboxes.

“It is my goal for my students to understand that we can make a difference in someone’s life by freely giving our time or donating items to a child who is less fortunate,” said Mouland.

Her students say it helps them to see all that they may take for granted.

“We are so privileged, it is such a good thing to give to these kids who have so little. All these small things that are so inexpensive don’t mean much to us, but to them it means a lot,” said Rachel Dove, one of Mouland’s students.

Another student, Macy Cooper agreed, also noting that donating also gives her a sense of pride. “It made me feel good to be giving to children who are not as fortunate as us,” she said.

Mouland hopes to encourage her students to get involved in community service to ultimately helped strengthen their community ties.

“Our youth can make a positive change in our world and can help change a person’s life for the better,” she said.

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